Flood evacuations accelerate...Ohio bus crash investigated...Obama welcomes Syria agreement

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Updated: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 02:16:09 EST

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Rescues and evacuations are accelerating today in a flooded part of Colorado that's nearly the size of Connecticut. National Guard helicopters are scooping up the stranded while hundreds more are being driven to safety in convoys. Authorities in Larimer County say a woman is missing and presumed dead after witnesses saw floodwaters from the Big Thompson River destroy her home in the Cedar Cove area. Four people have been confirmed dead since the floods began Wednesday. CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities are investigating a bus accident in southwestern Ohio that injured at least 35 people early today. The State Highway Patrol says a Greyhound bus drove off an interstate north of Cincinnati, struck a tree and a fence and flipped on its side before sliding to a stop in a cornfield. A passenger tells a Cincinnati TV station (WCPO) that he thinks the bus driver had a medical problem. He says he saw the driver slumped over and heard a woman scream at him to "Wake up!" WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says an agreement reached today between the U.S. and Russia is an "important, concrete step" toward the ultimate goal of eliminating Syria's chemical weapons. But he says more work remains to be done, and the U.S. is prepared to act if the attempt at a diplomatic solution fails. The plan calls for Syria to eliminate all its chemical weapons by the middle of next year or face U.N. penalties. WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of attention to chemical weapons in Syria, President Barack Obama plans to bring the economy back into focus with a series of events kicked off by a Rose Garden speech Monday. Obama will mark the fifth anniversary of the Lehman (LEE'-muhn) Brothers collapse by warning Republicans not to do anything to endanger the economic recovery. He'll tell them not to oppose raising the nation's debt limit, threaten to close down the government in a budget fight or push to delay the health care law. DETROIT (AP) — Suzuki is recalling nearly 194,000 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat. The vehicles involved are Grand Vitara SUVs from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4 small cars from the 2007 through 2011 model years. The Japanese automaker says there are no reports of accidents or injuries due to the problem.

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