Brinkmanship: As the United States threatens military action in Syria, the Obama administration is pressed for more definitive evidence of a chemical attack. The New York Times reports that the Obama administration will make public definitive evidence of a chemical attack. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that the country would defend itself against any aggression.
Rim Fire: After a week and a half of battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park, firefighters are starting to get the blaze under control. The Los Angeles Times reports the fire is the sixth largest in California history.
MLK: Thousands gathered on the national mall yesterday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington. The Washington Post has full coverage of President Obama's speech and the event.