Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered remarks on the end of the military mission in Afghanistan and the complex nature of withdrawing troops from the region.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said unvaccinated people should avoid traveling during the Labor Day holiday weekend with the Delta variant spreading, and cases, hospitalizations and deaths rising.
The Caldor fire in California burned through remote areas in the Sierra Nevada for two weeks and then descended toward the major population centers along Lake Tahoe. The fire spread to more than 186,000 acres and was 15 percent contained.
President Biden met virtually with leaders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and pledged his support to Louisiana after Hurricane Ida hit the coast. The Category 4 hurricane has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.
Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, La., on Sunday, the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, slamming the southeastern coast with dangerous winds and storm surge and leaving most residents without power.
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