1. SYRIA ISIS
Syria ready to cooperate: The United States could open up a new front against ISIS. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria, a U.S. official told CNN. This comes as ISIS fighters seized control of a strategically important air base in the country. The Syrian regime says it’s ready to accept support from the United States and others working under the U.N. umbrella to fight “terrorists.” Senior U.S. defense officials said last week that they hadn’t ruled out extending airstrikes against ISIS into Syria. Airstrikes against the Islamist extremist group in Iraq have reversed some of its gains there.
Highlights: “Breaking Bad” wins best drama; stars also win awards. “Modern Family” wins best comedy series. Jim Parsons of “Big Bang Theory” wins Emmy for fourth time. “American Horror Story” and “Sherlock” take home multiple awards. Billy Crystal gives heartfelt tribute to friend Robin Williams.
3. FERGUSON TEEN SHOOTING
Something new: Could a newly released audio give more clues on what led up to Michael Brown’s shooting death? The FBI has questioned a man who says he recorded audio of gunfire at the time Brown was shot by Ferguson police on August 9, the man’s attorney told CNN. In the recording, a quick series of shots can be heard, followed by a pause and then another quick succession of shots. CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the tape and has asked the FBI for confirmation of their interview with the man who made the recording
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