Isaac: Tropical Storm Isaac is approaching hurricane status as it is expected to make landfall in Louisiana. The storm has already disrupted part of the Republican National Convention. Reuters reports that the storm should hit Louisiana late Tuesday to early Wednesday.
Patent Wars: In the wake of the Apple/Samsung patent dispute, Apple is seeking to ban the sale of eight Samsung phones in the U.S. Bloomberg reports that it could disrupt Samsung's business by as much as 6.3 percent.
On the Run: Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have fled Russia, reports The Los Angeles Times. Three other members of the band remain jailed after they were found guilty of hooliganism last week.
A Separate Peace: The heads of violent street gangs in El Salvador have agreed to a peace deal that could provide citizens with some respite for the time being. The New York Times takes readers inside the prison walls where the deal was struck.