Peres was an enduring elder statesman of Israel and became a major proponent for finding peace with its Arab neighbors.
Recent rains have Iowa residents bracing for more flooding.
More than 84 million viewers watched the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, shattering previous records.
Since civil war erupted in his homeland, Rami Adham has traveled to Syria more than two dozen times.
The appointment would be a promotion for DeLaurentis, who as chief of mission helped paved the way for Obama's initiative to normalize relations.