10 Things to know for Thursday, August 28

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

1. TOUGH ISSUES REMAIN FOLLOWING GAZA TRUCE DEAL
  Israel and Hamas agree to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting, but barriers to lasting peace persist — such as Palestinian appeals for the end of a Gaza blockade. ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS

2. FREED AMERICAN JOURNALIST BACK HOME
Peter Theo Curtis who was held by a Syrian extremist group of nearly two years is reunited with his family in Boston. HOSTAGE FREED-CURTIS

3. EX-FLA. GOV. CRIST CONTINUES POLITICAL COMEBACK
Democratic voters select him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in the Sunshine State. MIDTERMS-PRIMARY RDP

4. WHY CORPORATE INVERSIONS ARE RISING
More and more U.S. companies are merging with foreign ones to avoid American taxation. CORPORATE INVERSIONS-10 THINGS TO KNOW

5. WHO GIVES ‘POSITIVE ASSESSMENT’ OF UKRAINE SUMMIT
Russian President Putin suggested he was encouraged following talks for a peace plan in Eastern Ukraine, while Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko also voiced support. UKRAINE

6. TWITCH SALE SHOWS VIDEO GAMES HAVE COME OF AGE
Amazon’s commitment to buy the online gaming community for $1 billion highlights the value of revenue streams coming from gamers. TWITCH-VIDEO GAMES AS SPECTATOR SPORT

7. AFGHANISTAN’S FINANCES SLOW DOWN AHEAD OF TROOP WITHDRAWAL
A rise in violent attacks combined with fears over the country’s political future is hurting its lopsided economy. AFGHANISTAN-STRUGGLING ECONOMY

8. WHERE FOOD SHORTAGE MEANS BULGING WAISTLINES
Most Venezuelans can’t find enough to eat so they are binging on empty calories. VENEZUELA-BULGING WAISTLINES

9. FIFA, CANADA FACE HEAT OVER WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
Athletes and fans including Tom Hanks are criticizing plans to hold the 2015 soccer tournament on artificial turf and not grass. TURF WAR

10. NEW FALL TV SHOWS WORTHY OF FIRST-NIGHT LOOK
FOX’s “Red Band Society” and ABC’s “Black-ish” are among the fresh autumn crop of programs. TV-FALL SEASON-10 BEST


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