WASHINGTON (AP) — He hasn't presented any direct evidence, but President Barack Obama says the U.S. has "concluded" that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on its civilians. In an interview with PBS, Obama says he's still evaluating possible military retaliation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) is calling on President Barack Obama to lay out the reason for using U.S. military force against Syria. The Ohio Republican says in a letter he sent to the president that he has been supportive of the administration's Syria policy. But Boehner says the president needs to explain why military action "will secure U.S. objectives."
GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress battling a California wildfire that has been burning for nearly two weeks in and around Yosemite National Park. Officials say cooler temperatures and lighter winds have allowed crews to reach 30 percent containment. The Rim fire has scorched more than 300 square miles and is still growing.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Protesters say they'll gather Thursday outside a Montana courthouse to demand the resignation of a judge who criticized a 14-year-old Billings rape victim who killed herself. Judge G. Todd Baugh said the teen was "older than her chronological age" and had as much control of the situation as the teacher who raped her. The teacher, who is 54, had all but 31 days of his sentence suspended.
NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts Thursday in dozens of cities around the country. It's part of a nationwide campaign to get chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers higher wages. Workers say they want $15 an hour. Many of them earn the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, or $15,000 a year.
Created: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:16:10 EST
Updated: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:16:10 EST