RNC Chairman Reince Priebus speaks to start the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.
- The death penalty should still be considered for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, a jury decided.
- President Obama unveiled a plan that is considered to be "the strongest action ever taken" in the U.S. to combat climate change.
- California Gov. Jerry Brown called for a state of emergency as wildfires burned thousands of acres by Sunday and forced hundreds of evacuations.