10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 2:51 PM
1. ARIZONA INMATE DIES 2 HOURS AFTER START OF EXECUTION
The condemned man gasps and snorts during an episode that's sure to add to the scrutiny of the death penalty in the U.S.
2. WHAT'S UNSETTLING TO MANY ISRAELIS
Three-fourths of the Palestinians killed in more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting have been civilians, according to the U.N.
3. REBELS DOWN TWO UKRAINIAN FIGHTER JETS
The White House maintains it's part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircraft — military and civilian.
4. WHO'S ACCUSED OF PLAGIARIZING MASTER'S THESIS
Montana Sen. John Walsh, a Democrat and Iraq vet, says he was being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder when he wrote the paper.
5. U.S. WANTS TO PHASE OUT RAILROAD CARS BLAMED IN FIERY ACCIDENTS
Accident investigators have long complained that the older tankers — DOT-111s — are too easily punctured, spilling their contents when derailed.
6. TEEN PILOT SEEKING WORLD RECORD DIES IN OCEAN CRASH
Seventeen-year-old Haris Suleman of Indiana was trying to circumnavigate the globe in a record 30 days when his plane went down in the Pacific.
7. FACEBOOK EARNINGS UP, STOCK JUMPS
Investors who bought — and held on to — Facebook stock during the company's IPO are now close to doubling their money.
8. GLOBAL DATABASE FOR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS SPUTTERS
The problems with the State Department system mean major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas.
9. WHERE TV'S MAKING A BIGGER SPLASH
Two shows — "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" — will each be housed this year in the largest hall at the pop culture extravaganza Comic-Con.
10. NLF OWNER STEPPING DOWN
Pat Bowlen, 70, announces that he's giving up control of the Denver Broncos because of Alzheimer's disease.