10 things to know today
Aug 14, 2014
1. HINTS OF PROGRESS IN TALKS TO END GAZA WAR
Israel and Hamas are considering an Egyptian proposal that at least partly addresses both sides' demands.
2. HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED TO GREET POPE IN SOUTH KOREA
During the pontiff's five-day trip, a ceremony to beatify Korean martyrs who perished for their faith in centuries past could draw as many as 1 million people.
3. CRISIS EASES IN NORTHERN IRAQ
A small team of U.S. troops secretly scouts a mountaintop and finds far few Iraqi refugees trapped there than previously thought.
4. OBAMA TAKES HIGH ROAD IN DUST-UP WITH HILLARY CLINTON
His spokesman says the White House "is looking onwards and upwards" following Clinton's apparent effort to distance herself from the unpopular president.
5. MISSOURI POLICE CHIEF SOUNDS CONCILIATORY NOTE
He says his department, which is overwhelmingly white, welcomes Justice Department training on racial relations in the suburb where an officer fatally shot on unarmed black teen.
6. WHO GOT SUMMER'S WORTH OF RAIN IN JUST ONE DAY
A record-setting storm dumps more than a foot of water on parts of Long Island, New York, turning highways into streams.
7. AP VIDEO JOURNALIST, TRANSLATOR AMONG SIX DEAD IN BLAST
Simone Camilli, a 35-year-old Italian, and his Palestinian translator are killed when leftover ordnance believed to have been dropped in an Israeli airstrike explodes in Gaza. An AP photographer, Hatem Moussa, is badly injured.
8. WHY IT MIGHT BE OK TO SAY 'PASS THE SALT'
A large international study suggests that the amount of sodium most folks consume is all right for heart health — and too little may be as bad as too much.
9. SPREAD THE WORD: SCRABBLE CHAMP CROWNED
Conrad Bassett-Bouchard, 24, of Portland, Oregon, bests hundreds of Scrabble players from 11 countries in a tournament in Buffalo.
10. WHICH GOLFER WON'T PLAY IN RYDER CUP
Tiger Woods says his back problems will prevent him from joining the U.S. team at the competition next month in Scotland.