10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:31 PM
1. BOMB SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY TARGETED TIMES SQUARE
NYC's mayor, top cop say the Boston suspects' plan to visit the Big Apple wasn't just "to party" after all.
2. MILLIONS POUR IN TO HELP BOSTON VICTIMS
People who lost limbs will face some of the biggest medical expenses — artificial legs can cost more than $50,000 each.
3. SYRIA MAY HAVE CROSSED 'RED LINE'
U.S. tentatively concludes that Syria has used chemical weapons twice during its civil war — though White House says more proof is needed.
4. HOW OBAMA FEELS ABOUT HIS PREDECESSOR
"To know President George W. Bush is to like him," the president says in helping dedicate Bush's library in Dallas.
5. ISRAELI WARPLANE DESTROYS UNMANNED AIRCRAFT
Israel shoots down a drone off its northern coast and suspicion falls on Hezbollah. The militant group denies involvement.
6. HISTORIC DROUGHT IS HISTORY
Spring rains soaking the central U.S. have washed away the worst dry spell in decades.
7. WHAT PROPELLED GAY MARRIAGE TO VICTORY IN RHODE ISLAND
The savvy political campaign — including bare-knuckle tactics — could serve as a model for similar efforts in other states.
8. ANIMALS, TOO, GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE
Among examples: South African monkeys switched foods to try to fit in with a new group, researchers say.
9. WHO'S NO. 1
The Kansas City Chiefs take offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan as the top pick in the NFL draft.
10. MEET THE WORLD'S OLDEST EX-BIG LEAGUER
Conrado Marrero, a former MLB pitcher from Cuba, celebrated his 102nd birthday on Thursday.