10 Things to know for Monday, Aug. 5

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

1. ‘CHATTER’ ABOUT TERROR THREATS KEEPS EMBASSIES CLOSED
  Diplomatic posts in 19 cities in Egypt, Libya and other Muslim countries will remain shut through Saturday. US-EMBASSY SECURITY

2. MLB SUSPENSIONS COMING DOWN FOR A-ROD, OTHERS
Rodriguez is expected to be suspended for 2014, and 13 other players are facing discipline today for their ties to performance-enhancing drugs. MLB DRUG INVESTIGATION

3. US OFFICIAL MEETS WITH JAILED ISLAMIST
Deputy Secretary of State met with the deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, where envoys are trying to mediate a standoff with the military. EGYPT

4. SUSPECT JAILED IN LA HIT-AND-RUN
Surveillance video showed a car pausing to look at the Venice Beach boardwalk, then accelerating into the crowd, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon. CAR INTO BEACHGOERS

5. CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN WHITEY BULGER CASE
Prosecutors will need to make the case based on testimony of gangsters-turned-informants against the 83-year-old Bulger. WHITEY BULGER

6. DAYS BEFORE EXECUTION, KILLER FOUND HANGED
Arguments were set for today to halt Ohio inmate Billy Slagle’s execution for stabbing a babysitter before he was found in his cell Sunday. CONDEMNED KILLER-DEAD IN CELL

7. CALIF. GOVERNOR AVERTS TRANSIT STRIKE
Jerry Brown invoked a law that allows the state to intervene in a second planned transit strike in San Francisco. BART STRIKE

8. WHERE BOTULISM SCARE HALTED DAIRY PRODUCTS
China and Russia refused to accept New Zealand’s imports after food giant Fonterra said that infant formula, sports drinks and other products could be tainted. NEW ZEALAND-BOTULISM

9. CBS AND TIME WARNER APPEAL TO VIEWERS IN BLACKOUT
The network and cable company are printing full-page ads making their case to the public after Time Warner pulled the network from cities serving 3 million customers. CBS-TIME WARNER CABLE

10. PRINCE WILLIAM ON DIAPER DUTY
After playing a charity polo match with Prince Harry, he said he had to pick up some more “nappies” on the way home for newborn prince George. BRITAIN-PRINCE WILLIAM-DIAPERS


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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