10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:31 PM
1. WHAT THE BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT ADMITTED BEFORE HIS ARREST
The younger Tsarnaev acknowledged his role in the attacks, but before his Miranda rights were read, two officials tell the AP.
2. WORRIES OF BANGLADESH WORKERS WENT UNHEEDED
Workers say they were assured the building was safe the day it collapsed — even though cracks in the walls were so large they attracted the local media.
3. FAMED MINARET A CASUALTY OF SYRIA'S CIVIL WAR
An expert likens the destruction of the 11th-century structure to "blowing up the Taj Mahal or destroying the Acropolis in Athens."
4. FOR IRAQ, 2013 LOOKS LIKE 2008
With sectarian fighting on the rise and more than 100 deaths in just the past two days, Iraq faces a pivotal moment.
5. THE ROLE OF COMPUTERS IN WALL STREET SWOONS
Some experts say the market on Tuesday was completely on autopilot — at least for a few crucial seconds.
6. WHO'S BOOKING FLIGHTS TO DALLAS
Obama and all the living former U.S. presidents will attend Thursday's dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library.
7. CALIFORNIA SCREAMING
Nowhere in the U.S. is traffic as bad as in Los Angeles.
8. AFTER CENTURY-LONG PAUSE, BELL'S VOICE HEARD
Alexander Graham Bell is identified on recordings from 1885 that were packed away at the Smithsonian and deemed obsolete — until new technology brought them to life.
9. WHY 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' IS A GOOD SONG FOR ITUNES
The online store that changed how we consume music celebrates its 10th birthday Sunday.
10. NFL DRAFT COULD FEATURE A RARE PICK
Only twice since the AFL-NFL merger has an offensive tackle been drafted first overall. On Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs could make it three.