- The Egyptian army is telling protesters, who have returned to Tahir Square, to disperse, but the protesters have refused. They want an end to the military rule that has been in place since the army took control from Mubarak.
- The hacking scandal in the UK has jumped across the pond, as British PM Cameron promises to investigate if news outlets that are part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp hacked the phones of 9/11 victims.
- Violence marred the funeral ceremony of Wali Karzai in Afghanistan yesterday.
- The UN World Food Programme is prepared to work with al Shabab in Somalia to distribute food aid, as the region faces a tremendous drought.
- Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry was awarded the Medal of Honor yesterday, for his heroic actions in Afghanistan in 2008. Petry has the quote of the day when he said, "I consider every one of our men and women in uniform serving here, abroad, to be our heroes."
- Senator McConnell's plan for the debt-ceiling would stave off default and a credit crisis, but it also kicks the deficit can further down the road.
- President Obama and the DNC raised $86 million in the second quarter of 2011.