At least three people are dead as flash floods caused by heavy rains swept through areas near Boulder, Colo. The flooding left motorists stranded, forced hundreds of people to be evacuated from their homes and caused several buildings to collapse.
One of the most sensational assassinations of the Cold War may never be solved. Who stabbed Georgi Markov with a poisoned umbrella tip? The exiled Bulgarian dissident died after someone jabbed his thigh on September 7th, 1978 on London's Waterloo Bridge. Markov died four days later from what was believed to be ricin poisoning. No one has ever been arrested or charged in the case. And Bulgaria's chief prosecutor closed it yesterday after 35 years.
The fall TV season doesn't officially begin for another few weeks, but you can already get an early look online. At least six series premiers are now available for free. Commentator Andrew Wallenstein says it's a risky bet for the networks.
ANDREW WALLENSTEIN, BYLINE: Of all the new TV shows, I was most interested in seeing "The Goldbergs," a new ABC sitcom set in the 1980s about a dysfunctional family.
(SOUNDBITE FROM TV SERIES "THE GOLDBERGS")
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: I know you go through life feeling angry, misunderstood.
In the latest faceoff over gun control laws, gun rights groups won big.
In Colorado this week, the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups helped oust two state senators — both Democrats — in contentious recall elections prompted by their support of a package of gun control laws the Legislature passed earlier this year.
The recalls weren't an easy lift. One of the targets was the state Senate president, John Morse, and the other, Angela Giron, represented a very solidly blue district.