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10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

Posted on Aug. 10, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 10, 2014 at 9:28 p.m.

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

1. NEW GAZA TRUCE BEGINS

If it holds, the cease-fire could clear the way for resumption of talks for a long-term halt in the fighting that has claimed some 2,000 lives.

2. WHO RESISTS CALLS TO RESIGN

As even his closest allies push for him to quit, Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accuses the country’s new president of violating the constitution, plunging the government into a political crisis amid advances by Islamic State militants.

3. POLICE SHOOTING OF 18-YEAR-OLD BLACK MAN IN MO. SPARKS PROTESTS

The death of Michael Brown, who was unarmed, also draws the attention of civil rights leaders and the Justice Department.

4. ON-TRACK DRIVER FATALITY RATTLES NASCAR

The death of Kevin Ward Jr., who defiantly walked on the upstate N.Y. track and was struck and killed by Tony Stewart’s car, has left the race community saddened and in shock.

5. WOMAN PUNCHED BY CHP TALKS TO AP

Marlene Pinnock tells the Associated Press she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly striking her head, on the side of a LA freeway.

6. WHEN ‘YES MEANS YES‘

California lawmakers are considering what would be the first-in-the-nation measure requiring all colleges that receive public funds to set a standard for consensual sex.

7. SUPPORTERS OF EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT PRESS ON

The ERA was first drafted 90 years ago, and today backers on Capitol Hill, in the Illinois statehouse and elsewhere are making it clear the ratification fight is far from over.

8. 25 YEARS AGO, FIRST EBOLA OUTBREAK IN US

The disease showed up in monkeys quarantined in Reston, Va., but that strain was nonlethal to humans.

9. KEYSTONE XL COULD POLLUTE MORE THAN ESTIMATED

The pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated, a new study finds.

10. IT’S LIGHTS OUT FOR CANDLESTICK

The “Stick,” San Francisco’s cold and windy workhorse stadium, is closing after more than a half-century of hosting sports, cultural and other events — including The Beatles’ last live concert in 1966.





Updated 2 hours ago
 Firefighter Cameron Andersen, of the US Forest Service, pours water on burning embers while clearing hot spots of the King fire in the El Dorado National Forest near Georgetown, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.   More than 3,500 firefighters from various agencies are battling the blaze that started Saturday and has burned more than 70,000 acres.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Updated at 4:03 a.m.
 A video display at a convenience store shows a wanted poster of Eric Frein, a 31-year-old from Canadensis, Pa., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Frein is charged with killing Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a late-night ambush Sept. 12 outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Updated at 1:04 a.m.
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