10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:09 PM
1. BOY FREED FROM UNDERGROUND BUNKER IN ALABAMA
Authorities storm the hideout after deciding that the kidnapper posed an imminent danger to his 5-year-old captive. After the assault, the abductor is found dead.
2. WHO'S OFF THE HOOK FOR THE SUPER BOWL BLACKOUT
Don't blame Beyonce and her electrifying halftime show. She brought her own generator.
3. PUSHING GUN CONTROL, OBAMA TAKES TO THE ROAD
Speaking in Minneapolis, he urges Americans to call their lawmakers: "Tell them now is the time for action."
4. IN EGYPT, NEW BOSS SEEMS A LOT LIKE THE OLD ONE
As police crack down on his opponents, Morsi is accused of cultivating the same repressive culture as Mubarak, his predecessor.
5. A PROBLEM FOR AS MANY AS 1 IN 5 IRAQ, AFGHAN VETS
A murderous rampage by a 25-year-old Texan who served in Iraq heightens concern about post-traumatic stress disorder.
6. CHURCH CAUGHT IN A CONTRADICTION
A Catholic hospital's argument in court that twin fetuses that died in its care were not human beings brings a firestorm of criticism for the church.
7. WHY THERE'S A MOVE TO CHANGE THE NATION'S MARIJUANA LAWS
A federal tax on pot could bring in $20 billion a year, according to one estimate.
8. HOW AN ILLITERATE MAN SAVED MALI'S TREASURED MANUSCRIPTS
The 72-year-old hid about 28,000 texts in millet sacks.
9. U.S. CALLS IRAN SPACE PROGRAM MONKEY BUSINESS
The Iranians claim to have safely sent a monkey into space and back, but the State Department is skeptical the animal survived.
10. NO CANADIAN PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
The government has begun phasing out the coin, saying it costs more to produce than it's worth.