10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 2:42 PM
1. WHY U.S. WAS CAUGHT FLAT-FOOTED BY IRAQ INSURGENCY
Officials tell the AP that the CIA has pulled back its spies since American troops left the country.
2. JUSTICES SIDE WITH PRIVACY
The Supreme Court rules that police generally can't search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.
3. FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RULES FOR GAY MARRIAGE
The three-judge panel declares that states cannot deprive people of the right to marry simply because they choose a partner of the same sex.
4. WHO LOST A FIGHT TO STREAM TV
The Supreme Court sides with broadcasters and says Internet startup Aereo will no longer be able to take programming from the airwaves for free.
5. VETERAN DEMOCRAT STAVES OFF PRIMARY CHALLENGE
With the narrow win, New York Rep. Charles Rangel moves a step closer to what he says will be his 23rd and final term in the House.
6. WHAT RUSSIA IS DOING TO AVOID SANCTIONS
The Kremlin renounces the right to send troops into Ukraine and voices support for a peace plan.
7. MORE VIOLENCE WRACKS NIGERIA
An explosion blamed on Islamic extremists rocks a shopping mall in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 21.
8. NEW HOPE FOR BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
Scientists are developing injections of cells specially designed to fend off viruses patients are vulnerable to in the months after surgery.
9. 'I NEVER LOST MY APPETITE FOR ACTING'
Masterful character actor Eli Wallach, whose most notable role was playing a Mexican outlaw in "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," dies at 98.
10. GIANTS' TIM LINCECUM NO-HITS PADRES — AGAIN
The 30-year-old righty becomes just the second pitcher in MLB history to twice no-hit the same team.