10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:07 PM
1. BOY SCOUTS POISED FOR A BIG CHANGE
Under a new policy, sponsors of individual Scout units would be able to decide for themselves whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders.
2. A SHOW OF BIPARTISANSHIP ON IMMIGRATION
Leading senators of both parties outline legislation aimed at giving some 11 million illegal immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship.
3. WHY SO MANY DIED IN BRAZIL BLAZE
The nightclub had no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire escape — and just one exit.
4. THE SLINGS AND ARROWS AIMED AT CHUCK HAGEL
An AP fact-check finds that many of the claims by opponents of Obama's choice to head the Defense Department are overblown.
5. WHO IS WORRIED ABOUT EGYPT'S MASKED MEN
A mysterious group called the Black Bloc says it is defending protesters, but some fear it could prompt an Islamist backlash.
6. U.S. PROTESTS AS IRAN PUTS A MONKEY INTO SPACE
Any space launch "is directly relevant to the development of long-range ballistic missiles," the State Department says.
7. HOW AN UNUSUAL DOUBLE-ARM TRANSPLANT IS WORKING OUT
"Ohh yeah today has been one month since my surgery and (my arms) already move a little," tweets recipient Brendan Marrocco, a wounded Iraq vet.
8. ONE CALAMITY AFTER ANOTHER — AND NOW A DRY SPELL
Drought-stricken Caddo County, Okla., has been declared a federal disaster area nine times since 2007.
9. 'HE NEVER SEEMED TO BE A HELP TO HER'
In "Remembering Whitney," Cissy Houston writes that she had doubts about Bobby Brown from the start.
10. AT QB, A COUPLE OF SUPER BOWL NOBODIES
But one will leave New Orleans as football's newest star.