10 things to know for today
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. FIRST AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE GROUP BEGIN IN SYRIA
The Pentagon says the U.S. and its Arab partners used fighter jets, bombers, and cruise missiles to hit militants’ command and control centers.
2. WHAT POLICE FIND IN ACCUSED WHITE HOUSE INTRUDER’S CAR
Investigators discover more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the vehicle of the former soldier who police say scaled the White House fence and sprinted inside carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor says.
3. TWO SUSPECTS IN ABDUCTION OF ISRAELI TEENS KILLED
The deaths of the two Hamas activists ends one of the largest manhunts conducted by the Israeli security forces.
4. WHERE STATE TROOPER AMBUSH SUSPECT COULD BE HIDING
Authorities say Eric Frein, accused of shooting two Pennsylvania state troopers, might be taking refuge in homemade bunkers in the state’s northeastern hills.
5. GOVERNMENT HACKERS TRY TO CRACK HEALTHCARE.GOV
The watchdogs find what they term a critical vulnerability — but also come away with respect for some of the health insurance site’s security features.
6. 21,000 EBOLA CASES BY NOVEMBER IF NO CHANGES
The World Health Organization warns the disease could sicken people for years to come without better control measures.
7. WHO SEEKS FAVOR IN WASHINGTON
Before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States.
8. RIGHTS OF SAME-SEX MILITARY SPOUSES VARY BY STATE
Two-thirds of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states that don’t recognize gay marriages, leaving thousands of their families missing out on legal rights they would enjoy if stationed elsewhere.
9. AMNESTY: CHINESE TORTURE EQUIPMENT EXPORTS RISE
The human rights group says Chinese production and export of gear such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain has grown dramatically.
10. LIVESTRONG CEO LEAVING AFTER 14 YEARS
Doug Ulman will become president and chief executive officer of Pelotonia, a Columbus, Ohio, charity bike ride.