10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 2:48 PM
1. WHAT'S KEY TO HALTING FIGHTING IN GAZA
In a region where honor is critical, outside mediation will be needed to reach a mutually face-saving cease-fire between the Israelis and Palestinians, the AP's Dan Perry reports.
2. GERMANY DOWNS ARGENTINA 1-0
Mario Goetze's goal in extra time gives the Germans their fourth World Cup title — and frustrates Argentine star Lionel Messi in the biggest game of his career.
3. SHELL HITS RUSSIAN BORDER TOWN, KILLING 1
Russia blames Ukraine for the "provocation." Ukraine denies launching the attack, instead blaming the pro-Russian rebels themselves.
4. CALIFORNIA TARGETS NEW AT-RISK STUDENT POPULATION
Until now, no state has attempted to identify every foster child in its public schools or to systematically track their progress.
5. DEMOCRATS FIND POWERHOUSE CAMPAIGNER
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has become a top party fundraiser while stumping for candidates in key races around the country.
6. FAME CARRIES COMPLICATIONS FOR WOMAN WHO ESCAPED HOUSE OF HORRORS
One downside, Michelle Knight says, is that people from her distant past have reappeared, seeking money.
7. WHERE LIGHTNING STRUCK TWICE
A pair of lightning strikes in as many days at Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park killed two visitors and injured several more.
8. UNLIKELY RISE FOR SUPERSLEUTH
A former discount-furniture salesman who now works for the FBI has become one of the world's leading experts on cybercrimes.
9. WHO'S CHARTING A RETURN TO TV
NBC says a new Bill Cosby sitcom, now in development, could debut as soon as next summer.
10. FAMED CONDUCTOR DIES AT 84
During his long career, Lorin Maazel guided nearly 200 orchestras in at least 7,000 opera and concert performances.