10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:27 PM
1. KOREA LIKELY ABLE TO LAUNCH A NUCLEAR WARHEAD
In a jarring revelation, a U.S. intelligence report says the communist nation's know-how has advanced; Obama urges calm.
2. GANG OF EIGHT REACHES AGREEMENT ON IMMIGRATION
Senators from both sides of the aisle say they're ready to unveil a sweeping legislative package next week.
3. HOW ASSAD IS GAINING GROUND
The Syrian regime is employing air power — its biggest advantage in the civil war — to push back rebel advances.
4. CLIMATE CHANGE ACQUITTED IN DROUGHT
Last year's huge U.S. drought was a freak of nature that wasn't caused by man-made global warming, a federal study finds.
5. WHAT STABBING SUSPECT DREAMED ABOUT
Man accused in Texas college attack tells investigators he fantasized about cutting off people's faces and wearing them as masks.
6. LOST IN SPACE (BUT NOW PERHAPS FOUND)
Russian space fans scanning NASA images spot what may be a Soviet spacecraft that landed on Mars in 1971 — and mysteriously stopped working.
7. WHERE SALT IS LEAVING A BAD TASTE
In Mexico, people eat nearly three times the recommended amount, and an anti-salt campaign has been launched.
8. WHO SHOULD TRY THE NEW FACEBOOK PHONE
The Home app for Android phones is ideal for people whose lives are centered on the social network, AP's Anick Jesdanun finds. Others might not feel at home.
9. COUNTRY SINGER SPARKS AN OUTCRY
Brad Paisley's new song says it's possible to be an "Accidental Racist." But many disagree.
10. SURPRISE AT THE TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD
Sergio Garcia, who's had only two top-10 finishes in 14 appearances at the Masters, shares the lead after Day 1.