10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 2:55 PM
1. ISRAEL, HAMAS AGREE TO CEASE-FIRE
During the planned 72-hour halt in the fighting, Egypt will host negotiations aimed at working out a long-term truce.
2. TWO AMERICAN AID WORKERS RECEIVING EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT FOR EBOLA
The drug has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential cure earlier this year.
3. CUBA ABUZZ OVER AP STORY ON SECRET U.S. PROGRAM
News that the American government quietly paid young Latin Americans to travel to Cuba for political purposes under the guise of health and civic programs elicits both criticism and praise from Cubans.
4. JAMES BRADY DIES AT 73
The former White House press secretary crusaded for gun control after he was gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
5. REPORT SLAMS NYC'S JUVENILE JAILS
A two-year federal study calls the lockups extremely violent and unsafe, and says guards often subject teenage inmates to excessive force.
6. HOW SUPPLY AND DEMAND IS AFFECTING AIRFARES
As airlines have reduced the number of seats in recent years, fares have risen more than 10 percent, an AP analysis shows.
7. RESEARCHERS QUANTIFY RISKS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AT INFERIOR HOSPITALS
Women who give birth at low-quality facilities in the U.S. suffer more than twice the rate of major complications for vaginal births, a study finds.
8. WHO'LL BE SERVING AS HER OWN LAWYER
An Arizona judge decides Jodi Arias can represent herself in the upcoming penalty phase of her murder trial.
9. SCRABBLE PLAYERS GET GIFT OF 5,000 WORDS
Merriam-Webster is adding the new entries to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary in a rare update to the 36-year-old book.
10. WHICH RANKINGS HAVE SYRACUSE AT NO. 1
The university has been named the nation's top party school in the annual Princeton Review survey.