National News

August 2, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. VICTIM’S WORDS FOR CLEVELAND KIDNAPPER

“I spent 11 years in hell,” Michelle Knight says at Ariel Castro’s sentencing. “Now your hell is just beginning.”

2. SNOWDEN OUT OF LIMBO

Russia grants the NSA leaker temporary asylum, allowing him to leave the Moscow airport and enter the country.

3. WHITE HOUSE CONSIDERING SPYING LIMITS

“There is openness to making changes,” one congressman says after Obama meets with critics of the NSA’s surveillance program.

4. WHAT FUELED WALL STREET’S RALLY

The S&P 500, Dow and Russell 2000 index all set record highs following upbeat reports on the global economy.

5. EMBATTLED BERLUSCONI

After decades of criminal charges that didn’t stick, the ex-premier’s conviction and sentencing for tax fraud is upheld by Italy’s highest court.

6. MASSIVE BLASTS KILL 40 IN SYRIA

Rockets trigger a succession of explosions at a weapons depot in Homs. It’s a jolt for the regime, which has been boasting of achievements against the rebels in the strategic region.

7. WHY COUPLE CHOSE 2-YEAR-OLD AS THEIR BEST MAN

The cancer-stricken toddler has been given just weeks to live, but he’ll play a key role in his parents’ wedding this weekend in Pennsylvania.

8. HOTTER UNDER THE COLLAR

More fallout from global warming: The likelihood of aggression, violence and war climbs with the mercury, a study says.

9. HOW POST OFFICE BELIEVES IT COULD MAKE MONEY

The agency could earn $50 million a year shipping beer, wine and spirits, the U.S. postmaster general says. Such shipments are currently illegal.

10. FOR FIRST TIME, CRUISE LINES PUBLISHING CRIME STATS

They say the data show the relatively low level of crime on cruise ships. Some, though, question the numbers’ accuracy.

 

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