News in Brief: October 1, 2015

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Kelly Clarkson Cancels the Rest of Her Tour Dates for 2015

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Today, Hurricane Joaquin strengthens to a Category 4, Kelly Clarkson cancels all remaining 2015 tour dates, and much more. Read on for your full roundup of news in brief:

News: 'Joaquin' strengthens to Category 4, batters Bahamas
  • Hurricane Joaquin strengthened into a Category 4 storm today as it roared through the lightly populated islands of the eastern Bahamas.
Entertainment: Kelly Clarkson cancels all remaining 2015 tour dates
  • The 'American Idol' winner has been forced to go silent due to orders from her doctor to stay on "vocal rest."
Tech: Tattoo-like electronic patches take wearable tech to a whole new level
  • Scientists are taking wearable technology to a whole new level with tattoo-like electronic patches that track your health.
Sports: Bill Simmons criticizes ESPN, Mike and Mike as new podcast launches
  • As part of a two episode-launch today, the former ESPN commentator was critical of his previous employer, bashing the network.

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