COLORADO WILL BEGIN ISSUING DRIVER'S LICENSES AND ID CARDS TO IMMIGRANTS TODAY REGARDLESS OF THEIR LEGAL STATUS *

ABOUT 9,500 PEOPLE ARE ALREADY SIGNED UP TO RECEIVE ID DOCS OVER THE NEXT 90 DAYS *

THE ID CARDS CANNOT BE USED FOR VOTING OR TO RECEIVE FED BENEFITS *

CO IS ONE OF EIGHT STATES TO PASS LAWS ALLOWING LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS *

RESIDENTS NEAR CA'S YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK WILL BE ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME TODAY NOW THAT A WILDFIRE IN THE AREA IS 58 PERCENT CONTAINED *

THE BLAZE HAS CONSUMED MORE THAN 6-SQ MIL AND FORCED PPL FROM 50 HOMES *

MEANWHILE, FIREFIGHTERS IN CA'S SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST ARE BATTLING ANOTHER WILDFIRE THAT'S THREATENING A POPULAR RECREATION SPOT *

THAT FIRE IS 15 PERCENT CONTAINED *

UKRAINIAN AUTHORITIES SAY PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS AMBUSHED AND KILLED AT LEAST 10 GOVT TROOPS TODAY NEAR THE MALAYSIA AIRLINE CRASH SITE *

THE ATTACK HAPPENED IN THE TOWN OF SHAKHTARSK IN EASTERN UKRAINE, WHERE FIGHTING HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SEVERAL DAYS *

INTERNATIONAL INSPECTORS INVESTIGATING THE MH17 CRASH WILL STILL HEAD TO THE SITE TODAY *

PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS ARE SUSPECTED OF SHOOTING DOWN THE PLANE, KILLING ALL 298 PPL ON BOARD *

NEW AP-GFK POLL REPORTS 60 PERCENT OF AMERICANS DISAPPROVE OF PRES OBAMA'S HANDLING OF THE ISRAEL-HAMAS CONFLICT *

SIMILAR RESPONSES WERE REPORTED ABOUT OBAMA'S HANDLING OF THE CONFLICTS IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ AND UKRAINE *

HOUSE REPUBLICANS PLAN TO MEET TODAY TO DISCUSS A BILL THAT WOULD DEAL WITH THE SURGE OF UNACCOMPANIED MIGRANT CHILDREN AT U.S-MEXICO BORDER *

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH) DELAYED THE HOUSE'S RECESS YESTERDAY WHEN GOP LEADERS FAILED TO SECURE ENOUGH VOTES TO PASS A $659 MIL LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS *

HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE ALSO TRYING TO PASS A BILL THAT WOULD MAKE IT EASIER TO DEPORT THESE UNACCOMPANIED MINORS *

TROPICAL STORM BERTHA APPROACHING THE CARIBBEAN, PACKING WINDS NEAR 45 MPH *

TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR PUERTO RICO, U.S., THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS AND OTHER NEARBY ISLANDS *

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IN MIAMI SAYS BERTHA, THE SECOND NAMED STORM OF HURRICANE SEASON, IS NOT EXPECTED TO CHANGE IN STRENGTH OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS *

UGANDAN COURT DECLARES ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL *

UNDER THE LAW, THOSE CONVICTED OF ENGAGING IN GAY SEX COULD HAVE FACED LIFE SENTENCES *

THE COURT SAYS THE LAW WAS ILLEGALLY PASSED DUE TO A LACK OF QUORUM AND THEREFORE ILLEGITIMATE *

CEASE-FIRE IN GAZA QUICKLY UNRAVELS, WITH AT LEAST 35 PALESTINIANS KILLED BY ISRAELI SHELLING AND THE MILITARY SAYING AN INFANTRY OFFICER MAY HAVE BEEN CAPTURED *

ISRAEL AND HAMAS ACCUSING EACH OTHER OF BREAKING THE CEASE-FIRE *

72-HR CEASE-FIRE HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED BY THE U.S. AND UN AND TOOK EFFECT AT 8 A.M. LOCAL TIME, BUT FIGHTING BROKE OUT LESS THAN TWO HOURS LATER *

U.S. EMPLOYERS EXTENDED SOLID HIRING INTO JULY BY ADDING 209,000 JOBS *

IT'S THE SIXTH STRAIGHT MONTH OF JOB GROWTH ABOVE 200,000 *

BUT JULY'S GAIN WAS LESS THAN IN THE PREVIOUS THREE MONTHS *