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.

Updated on September 14 at 9:32 a.m. ET

New Australian leader: Australia has a new prime minister after the ruling Liberal party voted to replace Tony Abbott with his rival Malcolm Turnbull.

Mexico condemns deaths: President Enrique Peña Nieto has condemned the killing of two Mexican tourists, who were among 12 killed Saturday when Egyptian security forces mistook them for terrorists. As my colleague Marina noted last night, Egypt said the tourists were in a “banned” area.  But the BBC is reporting this morning that the area was not off limits. Update: More here.

EU officials meet: Justice and interior ministers from the 28 member of the bloc are meeting in Brussels today to discuss a plan to distribute 160,000 refugees among the member states. The plan is opposed by newer EU members like Hungary, but backed by Germany and France. Update: More here.

Ferguson report: A report commissioned by Missouri’s governor after the killing of Michael Brown will call for sweeping changes in the St. Louis area “on matters of policing, the courts, education, health care, housing and more,” The New York Times reports. The report will be released this afternoon. Update: More here.

California wildfires: Sheriff Brian Martin is calling the Northern California wildfire the “the worst tragedy Lake County has ever seen.” The Los Angeles Times reports that the untamed fire has forced evacuations, destroyed homes and has “spread along two fronts to burn more than 50,000 acres, or 75 square miles.”

Djokovic beats Federer: Novak Djokovic denied Roger Federer an 18th grand slam title last night in New York. The world No. 1 defeated the world No. 2 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to claim a second US Open title.