10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 2:46 PM
1. GAZA BORDER VIOLENCE SPIKES
Militants fire dozens of rockets on southern Israel, and Israel responds with airstrikes amid fallout from the deadly abduction of a Palestinian teen.
2. WHO'S SEEKING FORGIVENESS FROM VICTIMS OF PEDOPHILE PRIESTS
Pope Francis meets with six Catholics who were sexually abused by members of the clergy, and vows to hold church leaders accountable for decades-long cover-ups of rape and molestation of youths.
3. RETAIL POT STORES OPENING IN WASHINGTON
The state's first two dozen recreational marijuana outlets will be able to start selling cannabis Tuesday morning.
4. WHERE UKRAINE FIGHTING COULD ERUPT NEXT
Separatist militants driven from eastern towns by the Ukrainian army are regrouping in Donetsk, a major industrial city of 1 million where pro-Russia rebels have declared independence.
5. PATHWAY TO U.S. BARRED FOR UNACCOMPANIED IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
The White House says the children likely won't qualify for humanitarian relief, which would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries.
6. HOW GM'S GOOD INTENTIONS WENT BAD
The automaker aimed to install ignition switches that worked more smoothly, an engineer says, but a faulty design led to dozens of vehicle crashes and at least 13 deaths.
7. AFGHAN FINANCE MINISTER LEADS IN PRESIDENTIAL VOTE
But officials say no winner can be declared, since millions of ballots are being audited for fraud.
8. IN EUROPE, SOME ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS GET REHAB
Initiatives include school counseling, emergency hotlines and even programs to help find jobs for returning jihadists.
9. THE MAN IN THE MONKEY SUIT
Gymnast and stuntman Terry Notary plays more than 100 primates in the coming film, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
10. JUDGE OKS DEAL TO PAY FORMER NFL PLAYERS FOR CONCUSSION CLAIMS
The settlement is designed to give $1 million or more to retirees who develop Lou Gehrig's disease or other profound neurological problems.