Welcome to August. Kick off your day -- and the month -- with a quick look at five stories we're following today:
1. Riley Cooper racial slurs: Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has apologized after a video of him using a racial slur at a country music concert was posted online. The Eagles have fined Cooper, but some are questioning whether the player should face more consequences. Still, many teammates say they forgive him and others are cautioning a rush to judgment.
2. Sports round-up: In other Philly sports news, it's day 11 of Eagles training camp. The team practices at the NovaCare Complex at 12:30 p.m. The Giants beat the Phillies, 9-2, Wednesday, and the two teams play again today at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m. Former Phillies closer Brad Lidge will return to the ballpark before tonight's game to officially retire.
3. Another flood watch: A flash flood watch is in effect for the Philadelphia area yet again. More showers and thunderstorms are expected today, which may to lead to flooding in already soaked poor drainage areas and streams swollen from previous downpours.