October 25, 2014

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10 Things to Know, Thursday, Aug. 21

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

1. Officials: Rescue mission failed

Obama sent special forces to Syria this summer to save Americans held by the Islamic State, but they failed to locate any — including journalist James Foley.

2. Holder visits Ferguson, describes own run-ins with police 

The U.S. attorney general tells community leaders of the humiliation he felt after having his car searched after he was twice pulled over in New Jersey.

3. Whose hand may have torpedoed Gaza truce 

Some Palestinian and Israeli officials say Qatar pressured Hamas to reject a lasting ceasefire to undermine Egypt’s efforts in that regard.

4. Israeli air strike deals blow to Hamas 

Three senior military leaders in the militant Palestinian group are killed in a raid in southern Gaza.

5. Pakistan officials hold talks with protesters 

The government wants to find a “win-win” solution for demonstrations that are besieging parliament and demanding the prime minister’s resignation over alleged election fraud.

6. Big bank agrees to big settlement 

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion deal with the government to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials say.

7. Navy boots 34 for cheating

The AP’s Robert Burns reports that the sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring at a nuclear power training site.

8. South Koreans defend noodles for their instant gratification 

The world’s largest consumers of ramen are spurning a U.S. study that links the beloved fast-food staple to some risks for heart disease.

9. Europe’s top soccer teams search for talent among U.S. kids 

As Americans’ appetite for the sport grows, international clubs seek to increase their fan base and find the next Leo Messi in places like South Florida.

10. Where LGBT tourists are being lured 

Las Vegas is making sure the LGBT community knows it is welcome in the world’s marriage mecca–even if gay marriage is still banned in Nevada.


  • Tom

    Wish I could commit crimes that affect millions of people and tell the government, “Stop looking, here’s a ton of money” and the government just stop looking into it…