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10 Things to Know for Today

Created: 07/28/2015 6:21 AM WHEC.com
By: The Associated Press

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

1. NATO MEETS IN EMERGENCY SESSION

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is asking the alliance to be prepared to help his country as it battles Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

2. GADHAFI SON SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 2011 KILLINGS

The Tripoli court hands down the sentence for Seif al-Islam, who is currently being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over to the central government.

3. WHAT OBAMA IS DOING ON LAST DAY OF AFRICA TRIP

He is closing out a historic return to the land of his father's birth with a speech to the African Union.

4. SUMMER CAMP FOR IRAQI SHIITE BOYS

From Baghdad to Basra, teenagers are training to fight against the Islamic State group after the country's top Shiite cleric called on students to use their summer vacations to prepare for battle.

5. NO RED FLAGS REPORTED AT TIME OF GUN SALE TO THEATER SHOOTER

John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in the deadly attack in Louisiana.

6. TRUMP DANGLES 3RD PARTY PROSPECT

The possibility that the billionaire might run for president on his own starts to cast a shadow on the race, reviving memories of Ross Perot and Ralph Nader.

7. BOY SCOUTS LIFT BAN ON GAY ADULT LEADERS

The new policy takes effect immediately, but allows church-sponsored troops to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

8. PRISON EMPLOYEE ACCUSED OF HELPING 2 KILLERS ESCAPE TO APPEAR IN COURT

Joyce Mitchell, who faces charges of first-degree promoting prison contraband and fourth-degree criminal facilitating, hopes for a plea agreement.

9. WHERE "THE BOOK OF MORMON' FINALLY PREMIERES

The satirical musical is coming to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the Mormon church's flagship temple.

10. U.S. URGED TO COME UP WITH ANOTHER BID CITY FOR 2024 GAMES

Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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