President Obama calls the Waldo Fire in Colorado Springs a "major disaster," while blazes rage in four other states as well. The federal government will pay for most of the fire-fighting. Critics say that's one reason local governments allow housing developments too close to forests that are increasingly likely to burn. Also, Mexico's election results, and different futures for the Affordable Care Act in Texas and California.
Banner image: The Hot Shot firefighter crew from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, cut a tree while cutting and clearing a fire line in the Mount St. Francis area of Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 28, 2012, while helping to battle several fires in Waldo Canyon. Photo courtesy of DVIDSHUB