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Firefighters holding their own against giant wildfire
CHELAN, Wash. — Firefighters were holding their own Thursday against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames. The National Weather Service had issued a red-flag warning earlier in the day for the fires near Okanogan, sa...
By Rachel La Corte and Nicholas K. Geranios The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking
NEW YORK — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members. The abrupt departure of Noel Biderman, which came without the appointment of an interim replace...
By Bree Fowler The Associated Press FULL STORY
Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips
NEW YORK — It’s the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by The site found in an online Harris Poll done July 31 to Aug. 4 that 80 percent of American adults 18 and older consider themselves good spellers, but they may ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump proposals risk deepening Republican’s rift on immigration
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country’s future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House. As they headed into the 2016 election, Republic...
By Julie Pace and Bill Barrow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Before nation’s top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message
MINNEAPOLIS — In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won’t be easy. While Clinton and her team speak warmly of Biden in public, they have taken steps to make clear how the...
By Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer The Associated Press FULL STORY
Despite volatility, on-air rampage is difficult to predict
ROANOKE, Va. — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental ...
By Jay Reeves and Dave Dishneau The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dominica prime minister: 20 dead following ‘Erika’
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevel...
By Carlisle Baptise and Danica Coto The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside out
BEIRUT — To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism. But for many Lebanese, it’s a rotting state eaten away by a political class that has long used the country’s sectarian power-s...
By Zeina Karam The Associated Press FULL STORY

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Do you think Joe Biden should run for president?

Yes, I like him
Yes, it will give Hillary Clinton some competition
Only if Clinton's campaign starts failing
No, it will distract from Clinton's campaign
No, I don't like him
Doesn't matter, I'm voting Republican


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