10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM
1. RELIGION CITED AS MOTIVE IN BOSTON BOMBINGS
Preliminary evidence suggests the suspects were motivated by religion, but not tied to any Islamic terrorist organizations, two U.S. officials tell the AP.
2. WHAT'S INTERFERING WITH IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL
Some say the marathon tragedy raises questions of gaps in the U.S. immigration system that should be examined in context of the new bill.
3. CANADA CHARGES 2 WITH TERROR PLOT
The pair was allegedly aided by al-Qaida in Iran, highlighting the terror group's clandestine presence there.
4. WHERE ASSAD IS FOCUSING HIS FORCES
The Syrian regime is shoring up its hold on the capital Damascus.
5. HOW LOW GAS PRICES MIGHT GO
Analysts say they could fall another 20 cents per gallon over the next two months.
6. FLIGHT DELAYS GROW AMID AIR CONTROLLER FURLOUGHS
The delays were so bad that passengers on some Washington-NYC shuttle flights could have reached their destination faster by train.
7. WHO CAMPAIGNS FOR OPTIONAL PRIESTLY CELIBACY
Clelia Luro, the widow of an ex-bishop in Argentina, appeals to her longtime friend — the pope — to allow Catholic clergy to marry.
8. TWO YEARS AFTER SEXTING, HE'S BACK
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned in disgrace after tweeting a lewd picture of himself in 2011, launches a new Twitter account.
9. WOODSTOCK LEGEND RICHIE HAVENS DIES AT 72
The soulful Brooklyn-born musician was the first performer at the 1969 music festival, enthralling the crowd of 500,000 for hours.
10. CELTICS PLAN MORE GARNETT FOR GAME 2
Boston intends to feature more KG when they play the Knicks in the second game of their playoff series Tuesday.