10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM
1. WHO INFLUENCED MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECTS
An uncle says Tamerlan Tsarnaev fell under the sway of a Muslim convert who steered his nephew toward a strict strain of Islam.
2. CLEARED RICIN SUSPECT: 'I LOVE MY COUNTRY'
Charges were dropped against an Elvis impersonator in sending poison-filled letters to Obama and others.
3. READING THE TEA LEAVES OF APPLE'S $100B CASH DISTRIBUTION
It may reinforce an impression that Apple will never again launch a revolutionary product like the iPhone or iPad, one analyst says.
4. LAWLESSNESS IN LIBYA
A car bomb explodes outside the French Embassy in Tripoli in the worst attack on a diplomatic mission in the country since last year.
5. FAA URGED TO FIND ALTERNATE ROUTE TO SAVINGS
Airlines and Congress members press for other ways to reduce spending after furloughs delay flights.
6. IRAQ STARTS TO LOOK LIKE SYRIA
Security forces storm a Sunni protest camp in northern Iraq, leading to clashes that kill at least 36 people.
7. SOME CHARGES TOSSED AGAINST ABORTION DOCTOR
Dr. Kermit Gosnell still faces the death penalty if convicted on four remaining counts of first-degree murder involving babies allegedly killed with scissors after being born alive.
8. SUSPECT DENIES TRAIN DERAIL PLOT
Charges against two men in Canada include conspiring to carry out an attack and murder people in association with a terrorist group.
9. WHERE LABOR STANDS TO GAIN GROUND
Union-friendly bills move through the Minnesota Legislature, giving organized workers the prospect of big victories.
10. USPS LAWSUIT: ARMSTRONG WAS 'UNJUSTLY ENRICHED'
The Postal Service paid about $40 million to be the title sponsor of the now-disgraced cyclist's teams for six of his seven Tour victories.