5:11 p.m. ET: As Tropical Storm Isaac continues its westward path, the GOP is saying the show must go on.
Republican Flordia Gov. Rick Scott said it is “still too early” to know exactly where Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to intensify into a hurricane by Friday, will hit Florida and, thus, too early to make evacuation plans or call off the convention.
3:33 p.m. ET: DEVELOPING: The former Navy SEAL who penned a firsthand account of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden did so without the permission of the U.S. government, officials said, and is now at the center of an ongoing controversy within the secretive special operations community over unauthorized disclosures.
1:20 p.m. ET: Buzzkill in Queens…
Nearly three million bees were seized from a beekeeper in Queens, who violated urban beekeeping rules. Beekeepers descended on the Corona , New York home of Yi Gin Chen Wednesday night to collect the hives in the 58-year-old man’s driveway and yard.
12:14 p.m. ET: Lebanon’s second-biggest city saw its fourth consecutive day of violence today between groups supporting and opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
11:44 a.m. ET: “Just three minutes a day won’t make you thin,” said the Federal Trade Commission.
With that, the FTC announced that it has filed deceptive advertising charges against the marketers of the Ab Circle Pro exercise device, pitched in infomercials by fitness celebrity Jennifer Nicole Lee.
9:55 a.m. ET: It seems Madonna is holding out an olive branch to Elton John.
According to the Twitter feed of a French newspaper, Nice Matin, Madonna performed her song “Masterpiece” at a show in Nice, France, and dedicated it to Elton, saying he’s a “big fan” of hers. Then she added, “I forgive him.”