Though many Republicans have urged him to quit, Congressman Todd Akin continues his pursuit of a U.S. Senate seat. His revised campaign plan includes reaching out to small donors for a few dollars at a time.
Though the media has focused on possible effects of the storm on the Republican National Convention planned to take place in Tampa beginning on Monday, others worry about flooding and damage elsewhere.
The company that owns the theater where the Aurora shootings took place is asking residents what it should do with the building. It is an important question for communities looking to move beyond mass shootings.
The Ponderosa fire in northern California threatens another 900 homes. The Ponderosa fire is 57 percent contained. Elsewhere in the West, states are tallying the rising costs of big wildfires this season.
Tropical storm Isaac, now in the eastern Caribbean, appears likely to sweep into the Gulf of Mexico early next week, according to long-range forecasts. Landfall in the US could be from coastal Alabama to the western Florida panhandle.