10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 2:42 PM
1. SECRET MEMO ON DRONE KILLINGS RELEASED
The Justice Department says the government may be justified in killing a U.S. citizen abroad if the person has joined the enemy.
2. KERRY TO IRAQ LEADERS: SHARE POWER
America's top diplomat urges leaders of the country's various factions to form an inclusive government before a Sunni insurgency sweeps away hopes for peace.
3. IRS CHIEF DEFENDS COOPERATION WITH LAWMAKERS
John Koskinen, back on Capitol Hill, says his agency hasn't obstructed Congress in its probe of the targeting of tea party and other political groups.
4. GLOBAL OUTCRY AFTER EGYPT SENTENCES REPORTERS
Three Al-Jazeera journalists are sentenced to seven years in prison on terror-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politicized sham.
5. SYRIA HANDS OVER LAST OF DECLARED CHEMICAL WEAPONS
Damascus transfers the arms to the West for destruction, though doubts remain as to whether all its poisonous gases have truly been removed.
6. WHO'S BEEN BANISHED FROM THE MORMON CHURCH
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicates Kate Kelly, an activist pushing for women in the priesthood.
7. JUSTICES LARGELY UPHOLD OBAMA'S GLOBAL WARMING STRATEGY
But a divided Supreme Court also rebukes the EPA for taking too much authority into its own hands without congressional approval.
8. NO EVIDENCE POLITICS A FACTOR IN SANDUSKY PROBE
A report detailing the handling of the former coach's child molestation case did, however, fault police and prosecutors' "lack of urgency" in bringing charges.
9. HOW AIR FORCE IS TEAMING WITH FLORIDA HOTEL
The Holiday Inn beach resort in Fort Walton doubles as a military radar site in an unusual partnership between the armed forces and a private business.
10. WORLD CUP GAME ATTRACTS SOME 25 MILLION VIEWERS
The United States' 2-2 draw with Portugal was almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S.