Accused Craiglist killer Philip Markoff is found dead in prison in the U.S. state of Massachusetts after apparently committing suicide.
Hurricane Idalia makes landfall in the U.S. state of Florida as a category 3 hurricane. Flooding is reported in the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa and other parts of Hillsborough County. Two deaths are reported with both being due to vehicle accidents.
Smoke from the ongoing Canadian wildfires is reported to have entered the U.S. states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Georgia, Vermont, South Carolina, Arkansas and even small parts of Florida and Mississippi.
In the first legal challenge to a state's abortion law since the Supreme Court's June decision to overturn "Roe v. Wade", the Department of Justice (DOJ) files a lawsuit in a federal court against the state of Idaho to block a state law that the DOJ says imposes a "near-absolute ban" on abortion in Idaho.
The Virginia House of Delegates votes to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment decades after its deadline passed. As the amendment nonetheless now has enough states for it to be fully adopted, legal scholars are divided on whether this means the Constitution of the United States has been amended.
American entertainer Bill Cosby, in response to dozens of accusations of sexual assault and misconduct spanning decades, has filed in U.S. federal court in Massachusetts a defamation suit against seven accusers.