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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.




 FILE - In this July 11, 2014, file photo, Michael Phelps walks away from the starting block after winning the men's 100-meter butterfly at the Bulldog Grand Slam swim meet at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

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 The Nikkei 225 stock market index is displayed on an electric board in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and South Korea reported factory output contracted, while markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

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 FILE - In this July 11, 2014, file photo, Michael Phelps walks away from the starting block after winning the men's 100-meter butterfly at the Bulldog Grand Slam swim meet at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

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