10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 3:05 PM
1. EX-VIRGINIA GOVERNOR, WIFE CONVICTED IN CORRUPTION CASE
Jurors decide that Bob and Maureen McDonnell performed favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.
2. U.S. LAUNCHES PROBE OF POLICE IN FERGUSON, MO.
The local department — under scrutiny since the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white officer — says it welcomes the investigation.
3. JOAN RIVERS DIES AT 81
Fashion and acting were Rivers' early dreams — but it was humor that paid the bills and ultimately made her a star.
4. SUPREME COURT ASKED FOR FINAL WORD ON GAY MARRIAGE
Thirty-two states beseech the American high court to settle the issue once and for all.
5. WHERE U.S. MISSIONARY WILL BE TREATED FOR EBOLA
Dr. Rick Sacra had been receiving care in Liberia. But the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is home to a special isolation unit that's believed to be the largest in the U.S.
6. GEORGIA MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN HOT CAR DEATH
Prosecutors suggest that they intend to prove Justin Ross Harris intentionally left his 22-month-old son to die in the vehicle.
7. HOW NEVADA IS WOOING TESLA
Tax breaks and other incentives to bring the electric car maker's battery factory to the state would total up to $1.3 billion over 20 years.
8. BP FACING BILLIONS IN FINES OVER OIL SPILL
A judge rules that the London-based oil giant acted with "gross negligence" in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.
9. WHOSE REPUTATION IS TAKING A HIT
In a new book, French President Hollande's former first lady describes him as a mean liar who despises the poor.
10. NFL SEASON BEGINS WITH SEATTLE AIMING FOR RARE REPEAT
It's been a decade since any team has won back-to-back Super Bowls.