Another work week is underway, and Happening Now has all your breaking news stories covered. Here are a few we're following today:
Thousands have been forced to evacuate as wildfires continue to rage across areas of Colorado and New Mexico. Fueled by winds and dry conditions, emergency personnel have been unable to contain the sprawling flames.
In political news, President Obama and former Governor Romney trading jabs recently over the economy. During a press conference last Friday, Obama said the private sector is "doing fine," spurring an attack from Romney who blasted the President as "out-of-touch" with the American people, seemingly stealing a page from the Obama campaign playbook. The President has repeatedly attacked Romney's career at Bain Capital as proof of his inability to connect with working class voters.
Opening arguments begin today in the trial of ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky. Seven women and five men make up the jury which was selected by prosecutors and defense attorneys last week. Sandusky, 68, is charged with 52 criminal counts that he sexually abused 10 boys over 15 years. He has pled not guilty to all charges.
Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is in the hospital today. Slipping in and out of consciousness, his health continues to deteriorate.
Commerce Secretary John Bryson is making headlines today, and not because of his Cabinet post. Police in Los Angeles are investigating two traffic accidents allegedly caused by Bryson. The Commerce Department has released a statement claiming that Secretary Bryson suffered a seizure.
The Obama Administration and GOP Congressional leadership addressed concerns this weekend over national security leaks. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) called for an investigation into the sources of several items leaked in recent weeks including an Administration "kill list" of accused terrorists and details of a bombing plot in Yemen. Obama Adviser David Axelrod fired back over accusations that the Administration is complicit in the leaks, adamant that the White House is not responsible.