10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 2:40 PM
1. U.S. SENDING UP TO 300 MILITARY ADVISERS TO IRAQ
Obama also says he's leaving open the possibility of "targeted and precise military action" in the future.
2. UKRAINE MILITARY MAKES GAINS
As fighting rages near Slovyansk, a rebel chief says his men are outnumbered and outgunned and will probably be forced to retreat.
3. FUNDRAISING QUESTIONS SWIRL ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL
Unsealed documents for the first time put Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at the center of an investigation into his campaigns in 2011 and 2012.
4. HOW 'OBAMACARE' ENROLLEES ARE FARING
A survey shows that people who've signed up like their new insurance but many are struggling to pay for it.
5. ANTHRAX SCARE AT CDC LAB
About 75 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta may have been accidentally exposed to the dangerous bacteria and are being monitored.
6. WHY FRENCH JEWS ARE MOVING TO ISRAEL
Emigration has risen substantially due to disturbing acts of anti-Semitism and France's stagnant economy.
7. NASA OUTLINES ASTEROID PROJECT
The space agency plans to grab an asteroid with a giant claw or capture it with a giant inflatable bag, then park it above the moon, where astronauts could explore it.
8. WHERE THE GIRLS AREN'T
The lack of female protagonists in video games continues to loom over the industry.
9. LYRICIST GERRY GOFFIN DIES AT 75
With then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King, he wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "Up on the Roof."
10. WHO'S DOMINATING IN BRAZIL
Teams from South America have grabbed 25 out of a possible 30 points so far at the World Cup.