1. DESTRUCTION

    Obama Visits Colorado

    Smoke from the Waldo Canyon fire rises above evacuated homes, threatened by the fire, in Colorado Springs, Colorado June 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

    Robyn Beck, AFP / Getty Images

    President Obama visited fire-ravaged Colorado on Friday, after officials estimated that 346 homes had been destroyed and the Colorado Springs fire claimed its first life. Police said they found a body in a home in Colorado Springs. NPR reported that rescuers have been kept from looking for missing persons in the flame-swept regions “because it’s been too dangerous for crews to be in the area.” Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey told reporters that fewer than 10 people remain missing in the town hit by fire on Tuesday.

    Over 300 homes destroyed.
    Read it at MSNBC