10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 2:54 PM
1. CEASE-FIRE REACHED IN GAZA WAR
During the 72-hour halt in hostilities, negotiations are to be held on a more durable truce between the Israelis and Hamas.
2. WHO SPIED ON THE SENATE
CIA officers searched the computers of Senate staffers investigating the agency's interrogation techniques, a government report says.
3. AID WORKER STRICKEN WITH EBOLA BEING FLOWN BACK TO U.S.
It's the first time the disease will be brought into the country, and precautions are planned.
4. HOW FAR DOW FELL
Thursday's 300-point plunge is the worst one-day drop since February and snaps a string of five straight monthly gains.
5. GAS EXPLOSION IN TAIWAN KILLS 22
Firefighters were investigating a reported gas leak in the southern port city of Kaohsiung when the blast occurred — and several firefighters are among the dead.
6. NO IMMIGRATION FIX IN SIGHT
Congress fails to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the U.S.
7. INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE TEAM FINALLY REACHES FLIGHT 17 CRASH SITE
For the families of the 298 victims of the tragedy in Ukraine, it's an important start in locating and recovering bodies still out in the open.
8. STUDY TRACES DINOSAUR EVOLUTION INTO EARLY BIRDS
The steady downsizing and elegant evolution of a class of two-legged meat-eaters called theropods is detailed in the journal Science.
9. 'SHARKNADO 2' A RATINGS WINNER
Some 3.9 million tune in to the sequel — triple the number who viewed last summer's premiere of the original "Sharknado" film.
10. WHICH BIG ARMS ARE SWITCHING TEAMS
At baseball's trade deadline, Tampa sends Cy Young winner David Price to Detroit and Boston ships left-hander Jon Lester to Oakland.