Morning roundup

Top Stories: Storm Recovery Continues; Major Progress On Western Fires

Good morning - we're following these stories this morning.

Power's Still Out For Nearly 2 Million, And Intense Heat Continues.

Colorado Springs Blaze 70 Percent Contained, But Some Tankers Grounded.

Report: Syria Running Detention Centers Where Torture Used. (Human Rights Watch)

Assad Wishes Syria Hadn't Shot Down Turkish Jet Last Month. (AFP)

Car Bomb Kills Dozens In Southern Iraqi City. (Al-Jazeera)

Ex-U.S. Ambassador To Kenya Allegedly Had Bullying Management Style. (Foreign Policy)

Los Angeles D.A. Reviewing Former U.S. Commerce Secretary's Car Crashes. (Politico)

Samsung Fails To Lift Ban On Its Tablet Sales Until Court Decides On Patent Infringement Case. (Bloomberg)

Former Philadelphia Catholic Archdiocese Official Stole Nearly A Million Dollars From Church. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Great White Sharks Spotted Off California, Massachusetts Beaches. (CBS)



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