WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama discussed possible Syrian options with his national security team on Saturday. He also talked by phone with British Prime Minister David Cameron. The flurry of activity came as U.S. intelligence tries to determine whether the Syrian government attacked civilians with deadly chemical weapons earlier this week.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian government is accusing rebels of using chemical weapons. Officials in Damascus are warning the U.S. not to launch any military attack over an alleged chemical attack earlier this week. They say it would set the Middle East ablaze. An international aid group says it's counted 355 deaths from the purported attack just outside the Syrian capital.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the spirit of the 1963 March on Washington now demands equal rights for gays, Latinos, women and people with disabilities. He spoke Saturday to tens of thousands of people marking the 50th anniversary of the march. Holder said without those people who faced repression and brutality to march a half century ago, he'd never be the attorney general and Barack Obama would not be president.
GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire is raging along the remote northwest edge of Yosemite National Park. More than 200 square miles have been charred. More than 5,500 homes are threatened and four have been destroyed. Evacuations have been ordered. Gov. Jerry Brown has even declared a state of emergency for San Francisco, 150 miles away, because the fire threatens the city's power and water supplies.
WEST CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Julie Harris has died. A family friend says the Broadway star died at her Massachusetts home on Saturday. Harris won an unprecedented five Tony Awards for best actress during her stage career. She also appeared in movies and TV. She was James Dean's romantic co-star in the 1955 film, "East of Eden" and played Lilimae Clements in the 1980s TV series "Knots Landing." Harris was 87.
Created: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 01:14:40 EST
Updated: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 01:14:40 EST