Around the newsroom and around the world, here’s what we’re reading this week.
More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.
Pilots and their families plant a tree at Arlington National Cemetery and honor comrades who were killed in the war. The first U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam in 1965.
The aid organization also known as Médecins Sans Frontières says that Phantom portrays a worker for a “confusingly similar” group who helps track down a terrorist.
Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.
Austrian police say that dozens of people died after being crammed into the back of a smuggler’s truck, which was found abandoned on a highway Thursday. And hundreds are feared dead after two boats sank off Libya’s coast.
Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm’s aftermath.
Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top at nearly 2,000-to-1.
As speculation swirls on a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is trying to show strength. She addressed Democratic National Committee members Friday in Minneapolis.
People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.
Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk announced she is being treated for depression after three weeks of questions over her whereabouts. Her staff had said she was on a long vacation.
Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on on conspiracy, bribery, and fraud counts, and now says restrictions on his ability to meet with his colleagues is an “undue and unnecessary burden.”
Illini Director of Athletics Mike Thomas fired Tim Beckman on Friday; a school statement says the decision was made “in the best interests of student-athletes.”
Bolt was accidentally knocked down by a cameraman on a Segway. Bolt took the accident in stride, saying he suffered a few cuts but nothing serious.
From grassrootsy Bernie Sanders to millionaire-fueled Jeb Bush, FEC data can tell you a lot about how a campaign is running.