What We're Following This Morning

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

North Korea resumes nuclear operations: The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported that the Yongbon complex had resumed normal operations. The reactor is where North Korea processes uranium plutonium for its nuclear weapons program. Update: More here.

Delta State shooting: The geography instructor who was wanted in connection with two shootings in Mississippi yesterday was found dead after he apparently shot himself. Shannon Lamb had told officials he was “not going to jail.” He was wanted in the killings of Amy Prentiss, 41, a woman he lived with 300 miles away in Gautier, and Ethan Schmidt, 39, a history professor at the university in Cleveland, Mississippi.

California wildfires: “There is more to come,” Governor Jerry Brown has warned as three major wildfires continue to burn out of control in the northern part of the state. The Los Angeles Times reports “that by Monday evening the still-raging fire had grown to 62,000 acres and was just 10% contained.” (My colleague Matt yesterday noted the view of the wildfires from space.) Update: More here.

Flash floods: At least eight people are dead and five others are missing in southern Utah when flash floods from a thunderstorm swept away an SUV and a van in Washington County. The two vehicles carried a total of 16 people. Update: More here.