California's senior senator, Democrat Dianne Feinstein, joined a chorus of renewed calls on Monday for the quick deployment of a quake activity alert system such as the ones already in operation in Mexico and Japan.
President Obama's deputy national security adviser told the Associated Press the US would not be restricted by borders in going after the Islamic State. No specific military proposals have been presented to the president.
Mills police officer Zachary Miller pleaded not guilty to animal-cruelty charges in the death of a 10-year-old female black lab police dog. The dog was left in Miller's patrol car for over six hours in July.