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Super Typhoon Yutu, known as Rosita in the Philippines, may strike the northern Philippines around Oct. 31, 2018. Image: RAMMB/CIRA

Super Typhoon Yutu, which struck the Northern Mariana Islands as the strongest tropical cyclone to hit U.S. soil since 1935, appears headed for a second significant landfall — this time in the northern Philippines.

The big picture: Super Typhoon Yutu continues to push westward, and has turned into a larger, more sprawling system with estimated maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. This puts it back to Category 5 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson scale. It's forecast to intensify further, to a 165-mph monster, during the next 24 hours, before slowly weakening.

What's next: The storm appeared to intensity on Friday, and is forecast to only slowly weaken as it spins westward, moving ever closer to the Philippine island of Luzon. Computer models that had previously suggested the storm would recurve harmlessly out to sea are now converging on a far more damaging scenario, with a potential landfall in northern Luzon early next week as a Category 2 or 3 storm.

The Philippines' weather agency, known as PAGASA, has announced that the storm will be locally known as "Rosita."

Go deeper: One of strongest storms ever slams Northern Mariana Islands

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Broncos and 49ers the latest NFL teams impacted by coronavirus crisis

From left, Denver Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Jeff Driskel during an August training session at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood, Colorado. Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the NFL season into chaos, with all Denver Broncos quarterbacks sidelined, the San Francisco 49ers left without a home or practice ground and much of the Baltimore Ravens team unavailable, per AP.

Driving the news: The Broncos confirmed in a statement Saturday night that quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were identified as "high-risk COVID-19 close contacts" and will follow the NFL's mandatory five-day quarantine, making them ineligible for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Updated 11 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release."
  2. Politics: McConnell temporarily halts in-person lunches for GOP caucus.
  3. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in DecemberAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  4. Education: U.S. public school enrollment drops as pandemic persists.
  5. Cities: Surge in cases forces San Francisco to impose curfew — Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order, limits gatherings.
  6. Sports: NFL bans in-person team activities Monday, Tuesday due to COVID-19 surge — NBA announces new coronavirus protocols.
  7. World: London police arrest more than 150 during anti-lockdown protests — Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.

Tony Hsieh, longtime Zappos CEO, dies at 46

Tony Hsieh. Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic

Tony Hsieh, the longtime ex-chief executive of Zappos, died on Friday after being injured in a house fire, his lawyer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 46.

The big picture: Hsieh was known for his unique approach to management, and following the 2008 recession his ongoing investment and efforts to revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.