Here’s the latest National News from CBS Radio News:

See the biggest moments of the 2018 MTV VMAs
See your favorite music stars arrive at the MTV VMAs
Series of related incidents left three dead last week
Issues letter less than week after shocking revelations of abuse in Pennsylvania affecting at least 1,000 children
Tells Reuters he's concerned the central bank's interest rate hikes will slow U.S. economic growth
Firefighters busy battling wildfires are also trying to help evacuees
"This year, it's not predetermined, and polls are not predictions," director of CBS News' Elections and Surveys unit says
Verdict of more than $242 million stems from 2016 crash in which two young children were severely hurt
Agricultural giant was ordered to pay damages to Dewayne "Lee" Johnson after a jury found the company's weed killer caused his terminal cancer
Top trends for this week in politics also include Democrats courting West Virginians with pre-existing conditions
CBS News Battleground Tracker House model shows Democrats poised to win 222 seats if election were held today
A look back at the career of the gospel-R&B vocalist, whom Rolling Stone called the greatest singer of the rock era
This list of the best of 2018 includes independent flicks and blockbusters
A list of the countries Americans are most likely to visit, from the safest to the most dangerous
A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity