President Obama, First Lady to attend West memorial service in Waco on Thursday


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend a memorial service in Waco on Thursday for victims of the fertilizer explosion in West, according to The White House.

The explosion killed 14 people — including 10 first responders  injured more than 200 people and demolished several neighboring buildings. Obama authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security to provide aid to the region Friday.

The memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Ferrell Center at Baylor University.

The president was already scheduled to headline a Democratic fundraiser in Dallas on Wednesday and attend the formal opening of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday.