It's Monday, August 11 and here is your day ahead:
In local news...
WEATHER: Today will be mostly cloudy, warm, and humid. Full forecast
1. INVESTIGATORS WANT PICTURES OF FIRE
Madison Fire Department spokeswoman Lori Wirth said crews had stayed watch overnight to battle hot spots at the site where an apartment building under construction on Apollo Way caught fire Friday night. Now investigators are asking the public to share pictures and video to help determine the cause of the fire. Read more
2. VOTER ID RULING CREATING CONFUSION FOR PRIMARY
Voters will not have to show photo identification to cast a ballot in Tuesday's primary election, but poll watchers say they're still concerned there could be confusion thanks to a recent state Supreme Court ruling that the photo ID law is constitutional. Read more
3. MAN ADMITS TO HOME INVASIONS WHILE NUDE
Fond du Lac police have arrested a 26-year-old man who they say has admitted to three home invasions while being nude. Police said he admitted to being nude and touching a woman while she slept during one of them. Read more
In national news...
MISSOURI TEEN SHOOTING
Unrest after vigil:
Confrontations between police and residents of a St. Louis suburb raged into the night after a fatal weekend shooting of a teen by an officer. Crowds gathered yesterday for a vigil for Michael Brown, 18, in the Missouri town of Ferguson. Protesters hurled bottles at officers and kicked police cars parked on the streets.
Humanitarian, political crises:
A crisis so dire that families are fleeing to Syria. A militant threat so strong that U.S. forces are striking from the sky. And a power struggle so tense that it could derail hopes for political stability. As Iraq's political and humanitarian crises escalate simultaneously, foreign countries are getting more deeply involved. Read more
Holding, for now:
A new cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding today. The lull in fighting, planned to last for three days, is expected to allow another round of indirect negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian officials aimed at finding a more permanent end to hostilities in the Gaza conflict. Read more
West African nations are taking drastic action to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone, and Zambia has banned arrivals of people from countries that've had an Ebola outbreak, a preventive measure to stop the virus from entering the country. Read more
Slam on Obama:
Hillary Clinton distanced herself from President Obama's approach to foreign policy in an interview published yesterday. "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle," she told The Atlantic. Obama describes his foreign policy doctrine as "Don't do stupid stuff."