October 2, 2014

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10 Things To Know, Wednesday, Aug. 13

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. Palestinians mulling Egyptian truce plan

Cairo’s proposal calls on Israel to ease its siege of the Gaza Strip but stops short of including Hamas’ demand for a full lifting of the blockade.

2. Iraq’s incumbent premier fights to hold on to power

Nouri al-Maliki has lost the support of Iraqi politicians, the international community and Shiite powerhouse Iran.

3. Lauren Bacall dies at 89

The actress created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep” — and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood’s most storied marriages.

4. Details of Robin Williams’ death emerge

The 63-year-old actor hanged himself with a belt and was found dead in a bedroom at his home by his personal assistant, authorities say.

5. Police won’t release name of cop involved in teen’s shooting 

Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, say death threats prompted them to withhold the name of the officer who fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown.

6. Pope’s Korean visit finds a thriving church community

Despite a history of persecution, South Korea now has 10 times as many Catholics as half a century ago.

7. How Ebola, even when cured, can be a curse

Kadiatou Fanta, a 26-year-old Guinea medical student who survived the disease, finds herself shunned by her family and professors, who fear being contaminated.

8. Chinese teenagers flock to American schools

With the rise of a richer middle class in China, high schoolers head to the U.S. in record numbers.

9. Who is feeling the heat in Times Square

Costumed characters are receiving less in tips because police leaflets that tell tourists they don’t have to tip them.

10. Where double and triple words rule

Buffalo is hosting the 25th National Scrabble Championship on Sunday with over 500 players from 11 countries competing for the top title.


  • SniperFire

    11) Obama golfs while the world burns.

    • Bill Love

      Get over it im no Obama fan but he can take a vacation and still get things done I thought it was stupid when all the democraps use to say them same thing about bush

      • Sis Delish

        At least Bush didn’t wear Erkel pants.

        • Phil Blank

          Do you mean Urkel pants, like Steve Urkel?
          I suggest you searh for him and actually take a look at the Urkel pants. They are half way up his chest.

        • Scout

          Oh stop it!

      • Scout

        Every president, whether you agree with him or not, is allowed to take a vacation. For Pete’s sake, he’s even in touch with what is going on in the world when he’s in the WC. Personally, not a fan but the man can still take a vacation as far as I’m concerned. He can push the button from anywhere just like any other leader with a button. Stop it!

        • Bill Love

          Thats what I was saying

          • Scout

            Agreed with you- was making my statement to SniperFire (clicked wrong reply). I think we all agree in on way or the other (laughing).

    • golfingirl

      The only thing sinking is his poll numbers, not his putts!

      He should be making policy, not bogeys!

      Just sends a bad message to the rest of the world, at this critical time, that he is not engaged and disinterested. It makes him look weak!

  • Rufus

    Yea it’s luck Bush wore any pants at all.

    • Scout

      You stop it also!!

  • SniperFire

    He sucks at golf, too.

    • Scout

      Most people do. Stop it!

      • SniperFire

        The day is coming when we won’t be able to insult politicians we hate.

        You will eventually get your wish to have dissent musseled as the totalitarianism / political correctness creeps in, but until then, I will exercise my right to blast these a-holes publicly and privately, where permitted. It is a time-honored tradition and the American way.

        If you don’t like it, don’t participate. It is still a free country. barely.

        • Scout

          To your comment above regarding ‘muzzled’ I totatlly agree. I say stop it on the golf…more important things to criticize. Look in the plain dealer today 8/14- the cuyahoga county democrat party is writing by-laws that make it undesirable for fellow partiers to not back the chosen candidates. Lest they find themselves not backed by the county party….they want to stop dissention. Muzzling 101… I agree with you SniperFire…just stop the golf stuff.

        • tickmeoff

          I hope the world doesn’t end today, I actually agree with you! Now it’s time to get back to Fox news, so I can learn to hate him more!