President Obama is hosting Israeli President Shimon Peres today in Washington. The two leaders will sit down to discuss Iran's nuclear activities, and this evening Peres will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a dinner at the White House.
Jamie Dimon, the embattled Chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan, will appear today before the Senate Banking Committee. It is the first time Congress will question Dimon after he admitted that his company lost more than $2 billion.
After a three-day manhunt, the suspect accused of killing three people at a party near Auburn University, including two former Auburn football players, has surrendered to authorities. Desmonte Leonard, 22, is charged with three counts of capital murder and of wounding three others.
Massive wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico continue to burn out of control. As state and federal crews work to contain the flames, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has made a formal disaster declaration to free up emergency funds and gain the assistance of the Colorado National Guard.
Syria's Foreign Ministry is now refuting comments by the U.N. that conflict in the country has reached a full-scale civil war. This as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia of supplying attack helicopters to the Assad regime, escalating violence in Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has denied the claim.