#5 Beatle's Tree Dies
A memorial tree dedicated to the beloved guitarist of the Beatles has died after an attack by real beetles. The George Harrison Memorial Tree at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. It was cut down after an infestation of bark beetles. The original Japanese black pine tree was planted in 2003, two years after the performer known as "The Quiet Beatle" died of cancer. City officials hope to plant a new tree in November.
#4 Sterling Sues
Donald Sterling has filed a civil lawsuit against his wife, Shelly Sterling, the LA Clippers, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA. The lawsuit argues that since the Sterling family trust was revoked, the LA Clippers revert back to Donald Sterling's sole ownership. It states that because of that, Sterling's wide has no power or right to sell them. Donald Sterling says the potential sale of the LA Clippers is unlawful and fraudulent.
#3 Chrysler Recall
Chrysler has recalled more than 700,000 jeeps for an ignition switch problem. The recall affects jeep commanders from model years 2006-2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005-2007. The problem can cause the ignition key to move out of the on position, usually by a driver's knee while driving. That could cause the engine to stall and the airbags to stop working. Chrysler says it will contact affected customers by mid-September.
#2 FAA Not Allowing Flights To Israel
The FAA prohibited US airlines from flying to or from Israel's Ben Gurion airport for 24 hours. The agency says this decision comes after a rocket stroke that landed about a mike from the airport Tuesday morning. European aviation officials also issued a warning, advising pilots to avoid flying to or from the airport. The suspicions to Israel are the latest development in the conflict between Israel and Hamas Militants in Gaza.
#1 Immigration Deal
It doesn't look good for Congress to pass an immigration deal before the summer recess. Legislation to deal with the influx of illegal border crossings hasn't gotten very far. Republican Congressional leaders complain the president won't engage them; and the top senate democrat dismisses their proposal as crazy. Democrats in the house support the cash but are against changes to the policy house republicans plans to add to the legislation.
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