PRES OBAMA SAYS U.S. RESPECTS UK'S DECISION TO LEAVE EU, ADDING THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DC AND LONDON WILL ENDURE *

OBAMA ALSO SAYS HE'S SPOKEN TO BRITISH PM DAVID CAMERON, ADDING HE'S CONFIDENT UK IS COMMITTED TO AN ORDERLY TRANSITION OUT OF THE EU *

THE PRES SAYS BRITAIN'S UNEXPECTED VOTE IN FAVOR OF LEAVING EU SPEAKS "TO THE ONGOING CHANGES AND CHALLENGES THAT ARE RAISED BY GLOBALIZATION" *

OBAMA HAD STRONGLY URGED UK TO REMAIN IN THE EU, BUT SAYS IN STATEMENT THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN *

OBAMA: UK AND EU WILL REMAIN "INDISPENSABLE PARTNERS OF THE UNITED STATES" EVEN AS THEY BEGIN NEGOTIATING THE FUTURE OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP *

AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS SAY AIRCRAFT WRECKAGE POTENTIALLY FROM MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 HAS BEEN FOUND ON AN ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF TANZANIA IN EAST AFRICA *

SEVERAL PIECES OF PLANE HAVE WASHED UP OVER THE PAST YEAR ON COASTLINES AROUND THE INDIAN OCEAN *

MH370 VANISHED FROM RADAR ON MARCH 8, 2014, DURING A TRIP FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BEIJING WITH 239 PASSENGERS AND CREW ON BOARD *

U.S. MILITARY LAUNCHES FIRST AIRSTRIKES AGAINST THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN SINCE PRES OBAMA ANNOUNCED EXPANSION OF U.S. OPERATIONAL ROLE EARLIER THIS MONTH *

AP REPORTING STRIKES BEGAN LAST WK AND TARGETED TALIBAN POSITIONS IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN *

U.S. MILITARY SPOX IN KABUL SAYS "LIMITED" STRIKES ARE ONLY BEING CARRIED OUT IN AREAS WHERE "THEY MAY HELP THE AFGHANS ACHIEVE A STRATEGIC EFFECT" *

PRES OBAMA DECIDED IN EARLY JUNE TO EXPAND U.S. INVOLVEMENT WITH MORE AIRSTRIKES AGAINST THE TALIBAN *

CA GOV JERRY BROWN DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN CENTRAL CA AS HUNDREDS OF FIREFIGHTERS WORK TO CONTAIN MASSIVE WILDFIRE *

AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN FIRE NEAR LAKE ISABELLA IN KERN COUNTY *

FIRE HAS DESTROYED AT LEAST 80 HOMES AND FORCED THE EVACUATION OF 1,500 MORE *

AS OF FRI, FIRE HAS GROWN TO NEARLY 47 SQ MILES AND IS ONLY 5% CONTAINED *

TOP DIPLOMATS FROM EU'S ORIGINAL SIX FOUNDING NATIONS OF FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, ITALY, BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG MEET IN BERLIN SAT FOR TALKS FOLLOWING UK'S VOTE TO LEAVE BLOC *

GERMAN FOREIGN MIN FRANK-WALTER STEINMEIER SAYS IT'S CRITICAL TO SEE UK'S VOTE AS A WAKEUP CALL, ADDING EU POLITICIANS MUST LISTEN "TO THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS BUT ALSO TO THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE PEOPLE" *

STEINMEIER CAUTIONS AGAINST RASH DECISIONS, SAYING "IT'S TOTALLY CLEAR THAT IN TIMES LIKE THESE ONE SHOULD NEITHER BE HYSTERICAL NOR FALL INTO PARALYSIS" *

WEST VIRGINIA GOV. EARL RAY TOMBLIN (D) DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN 44 OF 54 COUNTIES AND AUTHORIZES UP TO 500 NATL GUARD TROOPS TO ASSIST IN RESCUE EFFORTS FOLLOWING MASSIVE FLOODING *

AT LEAST 23 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER ABOUT 9 INCHES OF RAIN THURS DAMAGED OR DESTROYED MORE THAN 100 HOMES *

200 NATL GUARDSMEN ARE CURRENTLY WORKING IN EIGHT COUNTIES, HELPING LOCAL OFFICIALS WITH SWIFT WATER RESCUES, SEARCH AND EXTRACTION EFFORTS AND HEALTH AND WELFARE CHECKS *

FEMA IS ALSO SENDING TEAMS TO ASSESS DAMAGE, AND STATE MAY REQUEST FED ASSISTANCE TO AID IN RECOVERY EFFORTS *

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