Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says the final decision hasn't been made, but it is "extremely likely" the Army Corps of Engineers will open a major spillway in an effort to save the cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Louisiana officials urge residents to evacuate.
A senior U.S. Official say George Mitchell is stepping down as the U.S. Mideast envoy. Mitchell has been working on a Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution.
The trust funds of Social Security and Medicare will run dry sooner than expected, according to a report from from the programs' trustees. Combined, the cost of the programs would jump to 11.8% of the nation's economy by 2035. There would be enough to pay beneficiaries through 2036.
Georgia's governor on Friday signed into law one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration measures yet enacted by an individual state. The measure allows law enforcement officers to ask about immigration status when questioning suspects in certain criminal investigations.
Another senator is bowing out. Three Democratic sources confirm to CNN that Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl will retire after serving four terms in the Senate.