Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, has called for emergency measures after the death toll reached at least 700 on Tuesday. According to Pakistani officials, the majority of fatalities have been in the country’s largest city, Karachi.
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"The Senate on Tuesday narrowly voted to end debate on legislation granting Mr. Obama enhanced negotiating powers to complete a major Pacific trade accord," the New York Times reports. The president was supported mostly by Republicans.
"In its legislation, Hawaii notes that a poll of six of its high schools found that 25 percent of 9th and 10th grade students had used an electronic smoking device at least once and 18 percent used one regularly," the Verge reports. A new law means those under 21 can't buy cigarettes or e-cigarettes.