DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The United Nations confirms it's reached an agreement with Syria allowing a team of international experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus. Syrian state television says the two sides are working to finalize the date and time. Anti-government activists and the aid group Doctors Without Borders say that more than 300 people were killed in the alleged toxic gas attack on the eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior administration official says there is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by the Syrian regime against civilians in an incident that killed at least 100 people last week. But the official says the president hasn't decided how to respond.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities say at least 23 people have been killed in attacks today in Iraq. In the boldest of the attacks, police say militants set up a fake security checkpoint near the northern city of Mosul, captured five soldiers and shot them dead.
LAKE BUTLER, Fla. (AP) — The small Florida town of Lake Butler is in mourning after a series of shootings left three people dead and two others wounded, one critically. Authorities say a 72-year-old gunman drove to several locations yesterday, fatally shooting his former employer and a former co-worker and wounding two other people before killing himself.
GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a wildfire on the northern border of Yosemite National Park grew more than 7 square miles overnight, and is likely to keep growing. The 207-square-mile inferno is just 7 percent contained, and high winds are in the forecast. Yosemite crews are cleaning brush and setting sprinklers in an effort to protect two groves of giant sequoias that are threatened by the fire, which is also threatening thousands of homes.
Created: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 01:14:43 EST
Updated: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 01:14:43 EST