10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:52 PM
1. WHO'S ASKING EGYPTIANS TO OPPOSE THE ARMY
After security forces kill more than 50 supporters of Egypt's ousted president, the Muslim Brotherhood calls for an uprising.
2. IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION WOULD REMAKE U.S. WORKFORCE
Illegal migration across the border with Mexico would slow, but legal immigration would increase markedly, analysts say.
3. WHERE SAN FRANCISCO CRASH PROBE IS LEADING
Investigators are focusing on decisions made in the airliner's cockpit, where the pilot was learning his way around a plane that was new to him.
4. POOL OF RED INK SHRINKS
The federal deficit for this fiscal year will drop to $759B — $200B less than had been predicted, the White House says.
5. KERRY'S WIFE'S CONDITION UPGRADED
Doctors say Teresa Heinz Kerry, hospitalized with an undisclosed illness, is improving. But they're saying little more.
6. FIERY CANADA RAIL ACCIDENT HIGHLIGHTS A TREND
Since 2009, the number of train cars carrying crude oil hauled by major railroads has jumped nearly 20-fold.
7. TEXAS' LONGEST-SERVING GOVERNOR WON'T SEEK RE-ELECTION
Rick Perry doesn't say whether another run for the White House in 2016 could be next.
8. STUDY LINKS AIR POLLUTION TO SHORTENED LIVES
Researchers estimate that hundreds of millions of people in northern China who once routinely burned coal for heat will live an average of 5½ years less than their southern counterparts.
9. WHY TRADITIONAL PHONE LINES ARE GOING DEAD
As the world goes wireless, telecom companies say copper-wire landlines are outdated and too expensive to replace.
10. TOUGH RUN CONTINUES FOR RANDY TRAVIS
The "Three Wooden Crosses" country singer is in critical condition in a Texas hospital with a heart ailment.