Good morning. Only five days remain in the Summer Games, and China leads the United States in the medal count, with a total of 73 (34 gold) to America's 71 (30 gold). Here's other news that caught our eye this morning:
Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 8:06 am
Sunday's attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, which left six people and the gunman dead, has for many of us opened a window on a religion, a culture and a people we know little about.
Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 11:33 am
Forget the school vending machine fights. An anti-cheese group says that innocent-looking carton of milk on lunch trays is the real culprit for our children's weight woes.
Our early headlines:
-- Flooding In Philippines Forces 400,000 To Evacuate; 16 Deaths Reported.
-- Situation In Sinai Is 'Extremely Dangerous' As Egypt Moves Against Militants.
The scope of the flooding in Manila and other parts of the Philippines due to torrential rains in recent days is daunting.
According to the country's disaster response agency:
-- 1.2 million people are in affected areas.
-- Nearly 400,000 have fled to evacuation centers or homes of friends or relatives.
-- At least 16 deaths have been attributed to flooding or landslides.