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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 7, 2014 at 5:56 a.m.

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. US AIDING BESEIGED IRAQIS

Humanitarian assistance is flown to thousands of people threatened by Islamic extremists in Iraq’s north.

2. STARK WARNING ON EBOLA

The current crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks combined, a U.S. health official says.

3. NCAA EMPOWERS FIVE RICHEST FOOTBALL CONFERENCES

The move is expected to lead to millions of dollars in new money — in the form of stipends or fatter scholarships — for athletes across the country.

4. HOW RARE HURRICANES ARE IN HAWAII

The islands, targeted this week by a pair of storms, have been directly hit by hurricanes only three times since 1950.

5. EU PLAN TO END GAZA CONFLICT GAINS TRACTION

The proposal includes a call for a new seaport in Gaza, with international inspectors to make sure weapons aren’t smuggled in.

6. SENATOR ABANDONS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

John Walsh, a Democrat from Montana, drops out of the race amid allegations that he plagiarized a college paper.

7. OBAMA SIGNS LAW EARMARKING $16.3B FOR VETERANS HEALTH

Improved access to care outside the embattled VA system is likely to be the most immediate effect.

8. WHAT SILVER LINING LIES BEHIND PUTIN’S TRADE CUTS

In choosing to make an economic move, the Russian leader is signaling that he has decided not to send troops into Ukraine — at least for now.

9. SUBURBAN DETROIT HOMEOWNER CONVICTED OF KILLING UNARMED WOMAN

Jurors reject his claim that he feared for his life when he heard the woman pounding on his door in the middle of the night.

10. WHY GM IS RECALLING SUVS FOR THIRD TIME

Water can get into the driver’s side power window control switch and cause a short. The switches can even overheat and catch fire.


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