Biden: No longer a skeptic...Walker would prefer 'crippling sanctions'...Search resumes in flooded
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Democrat says Vice President Joe Biden told lawmakers that he entered the Iran negotiating process "as one of the chief skeptics," but now believes the deal is worth supporting. Steve Israel of New York says lawmakers questioned Biden today about terms of the agreement, including enforcement and the chance for sanctions to snap back if Iran violates the agreement. He also says Biden told Democrats that there's nothing in the agreement that takes the military option off the table.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidate Scott Walker is finding support among South Carolina Republicans for his pledge to scrap the nuclear deal that the Obama administration has negotiated with Iran. The Wisconsin governor is promising "crippling economic sanctions" instead, but he's not explaining how those penalties would differ from what's been imposed for years. Walker visited a Charleston-area Harley-Davidson dealership during a full day in the state, which hosts the South's first 2016 presidential primary.
WASHINGTON (AP) — He set a goal of bringing high-speed Internet to most schools by 2017 -- and now, President Barack Obama is announcing a new program to help close the digital divide. He's going to Oklahoma today to announce a new program -- called ConnectHome -- that would bring faster Internet to more people. The program is getting underway in 27 cities and one tribal nation — the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The White House says the initiative will help more than 275,000 low-income households, including nearly 200,000 children, get on the Internet at home.
FLAT GAP, Ky. (AP) — The emergency management director in Kentucky's Johnson County says the search for the six missing in floodwaters has resumed in the eastern part of the state. He said waters have receded and creeks are back in their banks despite a second round of thunderstorms that hit last night. Two people died in flooding that hit Monday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The USS Midway Museum has been evacuated because of a fire on board the historic aircraft carrier in San Diego. A fire official says the blaze was reported early today on a lower deck, possibly the one just below the flight deck. No injuries have been reported. The museum opened in 2004 and hosts as many as a million visitors a year.