10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 3:01 PM
1. WHAT AP REPORTER SEES ROLLING THROUGH EASTERN UKRAINE
AP journalist Mstyslav Chernov witnesses convoys of military weaponry coming from the direction of Russia and passing through a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine.
2. HOW MOURNERS DEPICTED MICHAEL BROWN'S DEATH
Speakers at Brown's emotional funeral service sought to consecrate his death as another in the long history of the civil rights movement, and implored blacks to change their protest chants into legislation and law.
3. WHY U.S. NUCLEAR EXPERT IS CALLING FOR PLANT CLOSURE
Regulators are being urged to shut down California's last operating nuclear facility until they can determine whether the twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.
4. TOP U.S. GENERAL DISCUSSES TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Joint Chiefs chairman, says plans are in place to allow American forces to stay in Afghanistan beyond year's end if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't signed soon.
5. BAY-AREA QUAKE CAUSES $1B IN DAMAGE, OFFICIALS ESTIMATE
But Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd says 80 percent of the valley's 500 or so wineries were unaffected, and encourages tourists to visit.
6. HOTELS GET FEE HAPPY
Hotel surcharges are on the rise for items like in-room safes or even Internet service.
7. THE HOME OF THE WHOPPER COULD MOVE TO CANADA
Burger King plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Canada if it buys Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons to create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant company.
8. WHO WINS EARLY EMMY
Jim Parsons, the lovable geek on "The Big Bang Theory," receives his fourth Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series.
9. FIRST SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK FETCHES HEROIC BID
A rare, nearly flawless copy of the Man of Steel's comic-book debut nets $3.2 million in an online auction.
10. ANDY MURRAY ADVANCES AT THE U.S. OPEN
The eighth-seed gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to outlast Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round.