10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:23 PM
1. U.S. TRAINING SYRIAN REBELS
The operation, run by U.S. intelligence, has been going on quietly in Jordan for several months.
2. WHERE BANKS ARE TRYING TO PREVENT A RUN
Most of Cyprus' financial institutions won't reopen until Thursday — two days later than authorities had initially said.
3. ONE LESS IRRITANT BETWEEN WHITE HOUSE, KARZAI
The U.S. military has ceded control of its last detention facility in Afghanistan.
4. WHAT IT COSTS TO WATCH THE SUPREME COURT
Technically, seats are free. But the price tag can balloon to as much as $6,000 for historic cases like this week's gay marriage debate.
5. NEW JERSEY'S NEWEST MULTIMILLIONAIRE
Pedro Quezada bought the winning lottery ticket for a $338 million Powerball jackpot. He tells reporters in Spanish that his first priority will be helping his family.
6. BURNING THROUGH BILLIONS
The death of Boris Berezovsky focuses attention on the fantastic wealth racked up by Russia's ruthless oligarchs — and their propensity for spending it.
7. NUMBERS GAME NEEDS TO START EARLY
Kids who are poor at math entering first grade are unlikely to ever catch up, research suggests.
8. HOW HAITI IS DRESSING UP A SLUM
In an initiative called "Beauty vs. Poverty," the concrete facades of buildings are being painted a rainbow of purple, peach, lime and cream.
9. A MILESTONE FOR TV'S TOP-RATED SOAP
"The Young and the Restless" on Tuesday marks 40 years of love and backstabbing in the afternoon.
10. WHO'S BACK AT NO. 1
Tiger Woods wins his third tournament of the year and reclaims golf's top ranking.