10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:19 PM
1. WATCHING FOR WHITE SMOKE
Behind closed doors, cardinals will try again Wednesday to figure out who among them has the stuff to be pope.
2. THE CLOTHES WAIT FOR THE MAN
Three sizes of white cassocks hang in the Room of Tears off the Sistine Chapel, waiting to cloak the new pontiff.
3. DREAMLINER'S DESTINATION: REDESIGN
Boeing's plan to redesign the 787's fire-prone lithium-ion batteries wins approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.
4. COLORADO SHOOTING MOVES CLOSER TO TRIAL
A judge enters a not guilty plea for James Holmes; prosecutors to reveal April 1 whether they will seek the death penalty.
5. MARS' DESERT WAS ONCE TROPICAL
The rover Curiosity's latest moves find evidence of water we might be able to drink if we were there — several billion years ago.
6. GUESS WHO'S NOT COMING TO DINNER
Police Officer Gilberto Valle is convicted of conspiracy in a macabre case that opened a window on a shocking Internet world of cannibalism fetishists.
7. PATIENTS MAY LOSE THEIR PATIENCE
The daunting application for benefits under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul may leave you asking, "What is this, 20 questions?" Answer: At least.
8. A NEW SEASON FOR DYNASTY
George P. Bush seeks a little-known but powerful post to continue his family's political legacy: Texas land commissioner.
9. DUTY-FREE MAY BECOME LIQUOR-FREE
Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry considers banning the sale of alcohol in airport stores amid complaints that it goes against Islamic principles.
10. 'HOW DOES IT FEEL?'
Officials at the American Academy of Arts and Letters couldn't decide whether he belonged for his words or for his music, so they settled on making Bob Dylan an honorary member.