Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. ASSAD REBUTS CHEMICAL WEAPONS ACCUSATION
He says the Syrian military would not have used such weapons in a purported attack last week because there was no clear front line between regime and rebel forces.
2. WHERE FIREFIGHTERS ARE HOLDING THEIR OWN
A huge wildfire raging near Yosemite is threatening thousands of structures—but so far only a handful have been destroyed.
(Read more: Huge Northern California wildfire gains strength)
3. BO'S TRIAL WRAPS UP
A prosecutor demands severe punishment for the disgraced politician as China's newly installed leadership aims to move on from the scandal.
(Read more: China's Boslams former police chief as vile liar)