10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 3:01 PM
1. WHO ASKS FOR 'DAY OF SILENCE' ON MONDAY
The father of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Missouri, sends out a plea for peace as he lays his son to rest.
2. 6.0 CALIFORNIA QUAKE CAUSES INJURIES, POWER OUTAGES
The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sends scores of people to hospitals, sparks fires, damages historic buildings and knocks out power to thousands of homes and businesses.
3. U.S. JOURNALIST HELD BY AL-QAIDA-LINKED GROUP RELEASED
Peter Theo Curtis of Massachusetts is freed less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.
4. REBELS PARADE CAPTURED UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS THROUGH DONETSK
The spectacle of the bruised and filthy soldiers surrounded by gun-toting pro-Russian insurgents came as Ukrainians in Kiev celebrated their country's independence from the Soviet Union.
5. WHY ISRAEL LEADER TRIES TO LINK HAMAS, IRAQ EXTREMISTS
Israel's prime minister tries to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist's beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally vicious foe.
6. HOW HEALTH LAW CREDITS COULD REDUCE TAX REFUNDS
If your income is going to be higher than estimated when you applied for Obamacare, then complex connections between the health law and taxes can reduce or even eliminate your tax refund.
7. BELGIUM RECALLS WWI LEUVEN LIBARARY DESTRUCTION
The German destruction of the university library served little strategic purpose beyond ruining what people held dear — a practice that continues to thrive today, especially in the Middle East and Africa war zones.
8. WHAT THREATENS $9B FLORIDA CITRUS INDUSTRY
Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser and a disease called "the yellow dragon."
9. DEATH ROW RECORDS FOUNDER INJURED IN SHOOTING
Hours before MTV Video Awards, Marion "Suge" Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, LA police say.
10. S. KOREA HOLDS OFF CHICAGO IN LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
South Korea weathers a late Chicago rally to lead the Asia-Pacific Region champions to an 8-4 win in Sunday's LLWS championship.