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.
Settled: Las Vegas Sands Corp. has agreed to pay $47.4 million in fines to settle a money laundering investigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The New York Daily News reports that a Chinese-Mexican businessman deposited millions in suspected drug money in the Venitian Resort Hotel and Casino in 2006 and 2007.