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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Posted on Aug. 8, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 8, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

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

1. THREE-DAY MIDEAST TRUCE EXPIRES

Gaza militants and Israeli military exchange fire as negotiations in Cairo on a permanent cease-fire and a new border deal hit a deadlock.

2. “AMERICA IS COMING TO HELP”

Obama authorizes U.S. airstrikes if necessary and airdrops of humanitarian aid in northern Iraq to counter advancing Islamic militants.

3. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION URGES EXTRAORDINARY RESPONSE TO STOP EBOLA SPREAD

Like Polio and Swine Flu before it, the health agency declares the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency.

4. ISELLE DOWNGRADED TO TROPICAL STORM

Iselle would be the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, and a hurricane — Julio — is following in its path.

5. HOW CRASHES ARE IMPACTING A CARRIER

After twin disasters this year, Malaysia’s state investment company plans to make Malaysia Airlines fully government owned.

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. HOMEOWNER CONVICTED OF KILLING UNARMED WOMAN

Jurors reject the claim of a suburban Detroit man who says he feared for his life when he heard the woman pounding on his door in the middle of the night.

8. 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.

9. PISTORIUS TRIAL DOWN TO CLOSING ARGUMENTS

The defense lawyer in the double-amputee runner’s murder trial says police may have mishandled evidence where the shooting happened.

10. WHERE TIGER WOODS STANDS IN FINAL MAJOR

Declaring his round not “very good,” the 14-time major winner shoots a 74 at the PGA Championship at Valhalla, nine shots behind leader Lee Westwood.




 This Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo shows the autographed gas tank of the Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” at the Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, Calif. It’s one of the most recognizable motorcycles of all time. The auction house Profiles in History tells The Associated Press it estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring between $1 million and $1.2 million at its Oct. 18, 2014 sale. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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 FILE- In this aerial view shows Coquina Beach, Fla., with an algae bloom off shore in this Aug. 23, 2006 file photo. In addition to fouling beaches and killing sea life, the algae creates a foul smell and can be harmful to people who breathe it in at the beach. Right now the algae is collecting in an area 60 miles wide and 100 miles long, and looming just offshore and there's nothing anyone can do about it.  (AP Photo/Tampa Tribune-News Channel 8, Paul Lamison, FILE)

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 President Obama, right, greets military personnel as he arrives at MacDill Air Force Base for meetings at Central Command, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

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