SINGAPORE (AP) - THE NAVY SAYS A U.S. SHIP HAS ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE TO HELP THE USS JOHN S. MCCAIN, A DESTROYER THAT WAS DAMAGED IN A COLLISION WITH AN OIL TANKER THAT INJURED FIVE SAILORS AND LEFT 10 OTHERS MISSING. THE NAVY'S 7TH FLEET SAID THE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP USS AMERICA WILL HELP WITH DAMAGE CONTROL EFFORTS ABOARD THE MCCAIN AND WITH THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING SAILORS. IT ALSO WILL FEED AND HOUSE SAILORS FROM THE STRICKEN SHIP.

BARCELONA, SPAIN (AP) - SPAIN'S INTERIOR MINISTER IS MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF ALMOST ALL POLITICAL PARTIES TO BRIEF THEM ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEADLY ATTACKS THAT KILLED 15 PEOPLE IN CATALONIA LAST WEEK. IT'S THE FIRST TIME THE ANTI-TERROR GROUP HAS MET SINCE THE DEADLY ATTACKS IN THE FRENCH CITY OF NICE LAST YEAR. THE GOVERNING POPULAR PARTY AND THE MAIN OPPOSITION SOCIALISTS SET UP THE GROUP IN 2015.

UNDATED (AP) - AMERICANS WITH TELESCOPES, CAMERAS AND PROTECTIVE GLASSES ARE STAKING OUT VIEWING SPOTS ALONG A NARROW CORRIDOR FROM OREGON TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO WATCH THE MOON BLOT OUT THE MIDDAY SUN MONDAY IN WHAT PROMISES TO BE THE MOST OBSERVED AND PHOTOGRAPHED ECLIPSE IN HISTORY. ECLIPSE-WATCHERS EVERYWHERE _ AND MILLIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PEER AT THE SUN _ FRETTED ABOUT THE WEATHER AND HOPE FOR CLEAR SKIES FOR THE FIRST TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE TO SWEEP COAST-TO-COAST ACROSS THE U.S. IN PRACTICALLY A CENTURY.

WASHINGTON (AP) - SEN. TIM KAINE SAYS THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO "MAKE SURE THAT AFGHANISTAN IS NOT A BREEDING GROUND FOR THINGS THAT CAN COME BACK AND HURT US." APPEARING IN A NATIONALLY BROADCAST INTERVIEW IN ADVANCE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S MONDAY EVENING PRIMETIME SPEECH ON AFGHANISTAN, KAINE SAYS, "I THINK THE ANSWER IS WE WANT TO BE INVESTED, TO PUT IT BLUNTLY."

MOSCOW (AP) - THE U.S. EMBASSY IN RUSSIA SAYS IT WILL SUSPEND ISSUING NONIMMIGRANT VISAS IN MOSCOW FOR EIGHT DAYS AND WILL STOP ISSUING VISAS AT ITS CONSULATES ELSEWHERE IN RUSSIA IN RESPONSE TO THE RUSSIAN DECISION TO CAP EMBASSY STAFF. THE EMBASSY SAYS THAT IT MADE THE DECISION AFTER THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY'S ORDER TO CAP THE NUMBER OF U.S. DIPLOMATIC PERSONNEL IN RUSSIA BY TWO-THIRDS.
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CASPER WAS ON SUNDAY THE HOTTEST THING GOING ON PLANET EARTH ACCORDING TO THE TWITTERVERSE.
DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE DAVID STREET STATION ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SOME OF THE MAJOR PLANNERS OF THE ECLIPSEFEST LEADING TO TODAY'S TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN AT 11:43 A.M. RECOUNTED THEIR WORK AND THE RESULTING SUCCESS.

BROOK KREDER OF THE CASPER AREA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU SAID THE CITY IS NOT ONLY FAMOUS FOR WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUTER SPACE, BUT CYBERSPACE AS WELL.

ANNA WILCOX, DIRECTOR OF THE ECLIPSEFEST, SAID CASPER ALREADY HAD MOST OF THE RESOURCES FOR THE ECLIPSEFEST.

THE CITY DIDN'T NEED TO DO MUCH PROMOTION BECAUSE THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAD NAMED CASPER AS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO VIEW THE ECLIPSE.

WITH THAT, AND THE SUBSEQUENT INTERNATIONAL PUBLICITY, THE CITY THEN JUST NEEDED TO SHOW WHY PEOPLE SHOULD COME EARLY AND PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS LEADING UP TO TODAY

PLANNERS HAVE ESTIMATED BETWEEN 35,000 AND 50,000 PEOPLE WILL COME TO CENTRAL WYOMING TO VIEW THE ECLIPSE.

BUT DIANE SHOBER OF THE WYOMING OFFICE OF TOURISM SAID HARD NUMBERS WON'T BE KNOWN FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS UNTIL AFTER HER DEPARTMENT, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC ANALYSTS CRUNCH THE NUMBERS AND BREAK THEM DOWN BY THE COUNTIES.
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THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HAS RELEASED THE STATE'S ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION PLAN THAT IS REQUIRED UNDER A NEW FEDERAL LAW.
STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION JILLIAN BALOW THIS PAST WEEK SIGNED THE PLAN FOR THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT AND WILL SUBMIT IT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. THE STATE DEPARTMENT ALSO WILL DISTRIBUTE THE NEW PLAN TO WYOMING'S 48 SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESWOMAN KARI EAKINS SAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REQUIRED ALL STATES TO SUBMIT A STATE PLAN NO LATER THAN SEPT. 18 TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE FEDERAL EDUCATION FUNDS.

WHEN FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SIGNED THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT INTO LAW IN 2015, IT REPLACED THE PREVIOUS NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND LEGISLATION.