WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Obama administration insists the Syrian government must be punished, U.S. officials are still assessing how best to do it. Two senior administration officials say they are grappling with what type of military strike might deter future chemical weapons attacks while also trying to assess how President Bashar Assad would respond. In the meantime, U.S. intelligence agencies are preparing a report laying out the evidence against Assad's government in chemical weapons attacks on civilians. A classified version would be sent to key members of Congress and a declassified version would be released publicly.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says a team of chemical weapons inspectors needs a total of four days to complete its investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus. Ban says the team has completed a second day of investigations at a site in a suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman's wife has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing after her husband's arrest. Shellie Zimmerman entered her guilty plea today in Florida. She'd been charged with felony perjury and had entered a not guilty plea. She withdrew that plea and pleaded guilty to the lesser charge. A judge sentenced her to one-year probation and 100 hours of community service. Prosecutors said she misled a judge about how much money she and her husband had for her husband's bond.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The prosecution has rested its case in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller in coastal Georgia. De'Marquise (deh-mahr-KEES') Elkins is charged with murder in the March 21 killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick. The defendant's mother is on trial alongside him on charges of evidence tampering and lying to police. Prosecutors say the baby was killed during an attempted robbery.
COLCORD, Okla. (AP) — A northeast Oklahoma town is temporarily without a water supply after city workers found worms in the municipal water tower. The worms showed up in the drinking water supply in Colcord, a town of 815 people about 80 miles east of Tulsa. The vice mayor says the worms are a type of earthworm that range from a half-inch to an inch long. The town shut off its drinking water last night with plans to flush the water system out and scrub the water tower clean.
Created: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:16:19 EST
Updated: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:16:19 EST