President's Midwest tour - On his bus tour's second day in the nation's heartland, President Barack Obama is set to meet with farmers and business owners in Peosta, Iowa, an enclave of about 1,700 people in Dubuque County with a large industrial park and a handful of new businesses. The White House has billed the Midwestern tour as an opportunity for the president to talk about job growth and the effects of national economic policy with people in their own communities. Obama also is scheduled to sit down with CNN's Wolf Blitzer for a one-on-one interview Tuesday.
Syrian coastal city under siege - At least five people were killed Tuesday as more violence erupted in the embattled Syrian city of Latakia, said a resident, who requested anonymity for safety reasons. The regime's military offensive there is among the latest round of clashes in the tense Middle Eastern country. Earlier Turkey and Jordan joined the international call for Syria to halt its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters.
Sweat lodge guru - James Arthur Ray, convicted in the deaths of three participants in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony, deserves a new trial, his attorneys will argue Tuesday. Ray was found guilty of negligent homicide, but an Arizona jury in June found him not guilty of manslaughter charges. Negligent homicide means a defendant should have known better, while manslaughter suggests that the defendant knew and blatantly disregarded this knowledge. Ray's attorneys will say their client is the victim of prosecutorial misconduct because evidence was not disclosed on time.