"unfortunately, it looks like the spray version of the flumist has not been very effective for the last 3-4 flu seasons" new this morning--- a study conducted by the c-d-c is showing a popular flu prevention for kids isn't as effective as previously thought. we have the details in a live report. "after a labor day jam packed with events, both candidates are at it again today in key swing states, i'm maggie rulli and we'll have more coming up" plus---president obama is on a mission to heal war wounds. he's also working to improve relations with a country that is becoming more important to the u.s. a very good morning el paso, las cruces, and juarez. i'm stephanie valle. and i'm hillary floren. good morning, everyone. overnight a surge of subtropical moisture has moved in on deep southerly flow ahead of hurricane newton to increase rain and storm chances across the region going into tuesday. plenty of clouds and cooler temperatures with increased rain chances are expected tomorrow. heavy rainfall is expected over hudspeth and otero counties tomorrow with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. isolated to scattered showers and storms are expected elsewhere. the area will be impacted wednesday and possibly thursday by the passage of former hurricane newton. this will keep healthy rain chances over the are with some location seeing heavy rain and possible flooding. the defense from the flu this season may be the actual shot. the centers for disease control and prevention reports the nasal spray form of the flu vaccine is ineffective. good morning el paso's denise olivas is live with the story. denise-- not good news for those who hate needles. a cdc panel reviewed data from the last three years and found that the nasal spray offered children almost no protection against the flu. the american academy of pediatrics is on board with the cdc's policy to not recommend the nasal spray this year. the cdc says early studies showed that at one point flu- mist-- made by astrazeneca-- out performed the shot. but in most recent trials-- the results have not been impressive. the protection rate was only three-percent in children ages two to 17 last flu season. flumist is different from the vaccine because it is not made from dead virus-- but instead a weakened form of the influenza virus. del sol medical center pediatrician dr. maria pruh- dona-vich explains who is at most risk from the ineffectiveness of the nasal spray. "it's a live virus versus a inactivated virus so for some populations its not recommended...the vaccine versus the mist" dr. prodanovic and the cdc recommend that adults take the shot too-- instead of the nasal spray. as for why the spray is ineffective-- a doctor with the cdc panel of immunization practices believes that when a fourth strain of influenza was added to the vaccine a few years ago-- it may have weakened the body's response to another strain. that has not yet been proven. it's another busy day for both hillary clinton and donald trump. the democrat and republican nominees are once again trying to gain ground in key battle ground states. abc's maggie rulli has the latest -- it's your voice, your vote. / it's a campaign blitz today focusing in on must win states. hillary clinton will rally the troops in florida, while trump - is in viriginia and north carolina. on monday both candidates faced off in the hotly contested battle ground state of ohio... where it was a crowded scene on the tarmac in cleveland -- clinton and trump's planes... parked right there next to each other. and both - for the first time - now traveling with press. sot clinton: hey, guys. press: hi! aboard what's been nicknamed hill force one - clinton took questions from the press for the first time since july 31.. including ones on foreign diplomacy, her health, and the ongoing drama surrounding her time as secretary of state. sot clinton: the state department has said there is absolutely no evidence of and kind of external influence nats for fair: build that wall meanwhile.... trump - was shaking hands at this ohio county fair trump sot/fair: we're going to bring job back to ohio! and answering questions on his immigration policy? trump: i'm not ruling out anything. q: including a pathway to legal status. trump: no. to become a citizen you're going to have to go out and come back in and the candidates didn't hesitate to get in a few jabs... after clinton was overcome by a coughing fit mid speech nats clinton cough cough cough. every time i think of trump, i get allergic trump's campaign manager - mocked her on twitter: must be allergic to the media, finally spent a minute with them. o/c close and a reminder just how tight this race is ... clinton now holds a six point lead over trump according to a fox news poll taken in late august -- that's down from 10-point lead earlier in the month. making their time in these key battle ground states - do or die moments for both campaigns. maggie rulli, abc news, washington today's the last day of early voting for the city of socorro's special election. the election is to fill the district one seat. the previous representative, sergio cox, resigned after an investigation revealed that roads in his district were repaved without following proper procedures. maria reyes and joe bob martinez are running for the spot. if you can't make it out today, election day is this saturday, september 10th. happening today-- president obama is reaching out to laos as he attends the meeting of the association of southeast asian nations. he referenced the nine-year secret bombing campaign during the vietnam war -- and pledged $90 million to help clear away millions of unexploded cluster bombs. he called it a "moral obligation." the president's move comes as he points to the region's increasing importance -- since it's home to more than half the world's population. / 6-07... weather and traffic on the 7s... overnight a surge of subtropical moisture has moved in on deep southerly flow ahead of hurricane newton to increase rain and storm chances across the region going into tuesday. plenty of clouds and cooler temperatures with increased rain chances are expected tomorrow. heavy rainfall is expected over hudspeth and otero counties tomorrow with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. isolated to scattered showers and storms are expected elsewhere. the area will be impacted wednesday and possibly thursday by the passage of former hurricane newton. this will keep healthy rain chances over the are with some location seeing heavy rain and possible flooding. the region will dry for friday and saturday with fewer storms. ...abc-7 traffic track ... now it's time to take a look at the tx-dot traffic cams... we still have much more to come here on gmep--- " do you think its too loud? i think so, i mean, if you could hear it ... " the sun cit music festival has grown into an international event ... but el pasoans miles from the music have complaints about noise lasting late into the night. and later--- with monsoon moisture returning to the forecast this week -- some safety tips to keep you safe on the roads. and this is abc-7, where news comes first! this year's sun city music festival is over. fans of electronic music may