10 things to know for today

  • Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 7:54 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, August 22, 2014 7:55 a.m.
The first trucks of the aid convoy pass the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossed into eastern Ukraine on Friday, seemingly without Kiev's approval, after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an invasion by Moscow. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
The first trucks of the aid convoy pass the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossed into eastern Ukraine on Friday, seemingly without Kiev's approval, after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an invasion by Moscow. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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

1. HAMAS KILLS 11 SUSPECTED INFORMERS FOR ISRAEL

A Gaza security official says the 11 men had previously been sentenced by Gaza courts.

2. RUSSIAN AID CONVOY DRIVES INTO UKRAINE

The first trucks cross the Ukrainian border, seemingly without Kiev's approval, after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an invasion by Moscow.

3. WHY OBAMA FACES COUNTERTERROR DILEMMA

The president may continue helping Iraqi forces to reverse the Islamic State's land grabs, but extremist might also pull back into Syria and regroup.

4. BODIES FROM FLIGHT 17 CRASH ARRIVE IN MALAYSIA

The government urges people to wear black and observe a minute of silence to honor those who died when the Malaysia Airlines aircraft was shot down over Ukraine in July.

5. FERGUSON FALLOUT SPURS CALL FOR POLICE `BODY CAMS'

Proponents say the devices add a new level of accountability to law-enforcers' work. Still, there are drawbacks.

6. NEW ENGLAND'S YOUNG HAVE NEW CAREER CHOICE

As new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles.

7. CHINA'S ENERGY REVOLUTION HOLDS CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS

The country's gas boom threatens to spew heat-trapping carbon dioxide as the world tries to curb emissions.

8. WHERE DEPORTED MEXICANS FIND NEW LIFE

Many of them take refuge in booming call centers that cater to American consumers.

9. JELL-O LOSES ITS JIGGLE

Despite its enduring place in pop culture, the sales of the dessert have tumbled 19 percent in the past four years and efforts to revitalize them have been a flop.

10. HOW SOME SCHOOLS ARE QUENCHING THIRST FOR REVENUE

Athletic departments are opening taps in college football stadiums that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones.


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