10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 2:59 PM
1. WHAT AN INDEPENDENT AUTOPSY FOUND
Dr. Michael Baden, a pathologist hired by Michael Brown's family, says the Missouri teen was shot at least six times by police.
2. KURDS SAY THEY'VE SECURED MOSUL DAM
Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish forces say they've wrested back control of Iraq's largest dam from Islamic State militants.
3. REFUGEES SHELLED IN UKRAINE
Kiev accuses pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city, an accusation rebels have denied.
4. POPE SAYS ISLAMIC STATE MUST BE 'STOPPED'
Francis says efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate, and that it should be a global effort on how to intervene.
5. GAZA WAR TRUCE EXTENDED
Egypt announces a 24-hour extension in peace talks between Hamas militants and Israel so that a long-term arrangement in the Palestinian territory can be reached.
6. U.N. MAKES NEW PLEA IN EBOLA FIGHT
The global health agency says African countries hit with the virus should begin exit screening all passengers leaving airports, sea ports and major ground crossings.
7. THE EFFECT OF FRACKING ON TEMBLORS
A study finds that man-made earthquakes cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude.
8. VICIOUS CONSEQUENCE OF IVORY DEMAND
A study finds that poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the mammals' death rate.
9. HOW AN ICONIC FOOD CHAIN IS TRYING TO CHANGE ITS IMAGE
McDonald's is growing frustrated with its reputation for serving cheap, greasy fare, and they're courting the media to change that perception.
10. WHO IS OUT OF U.S. OPEN
A wrist injury will sideline reigning champion Rafael Nadal, meaning Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will be the players to beat in tennis' final major.