Vice President Joe Biden tells Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili that he supports the former Soviet republic's desire to join NATO. Georgia's aspirations to join the Western alliance are a sore point with Russia.
A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying nearly 300 people crashed near the border between Russia and Ukraine, according to Reuters and Interfax. The airline company has confirmed that it has lost contact with the plane, a Boeing 777.
After receiving over 3,000 calls in opposition to a military strike on Syria, Congressman Steve Daines announced on the evening of September 8 that he will not sign on to a strike against Syria. The congressman explained his position during a statewide conference call.