10 Things to know for Tuesday, Aug. 6

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

1. US ORDERS EVACUATION IN YEMEN
  The State Department ordered the U.S. Embassy in evacuated and warned U.S. citizens to leave after an al-Qaida threat shut down several diplomatic posts. EMBASSY SECURITY-YEMEN EVACUATION

2. FORT HOOD SOLDIER TO REPRESENT HIMSELF
Victims of the 2009 rampage at the Texas military base will have to be questioned by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, whose court-martial begins today. FORT HOOD SHOOTING

3. INTERNET PIONEER BUYS THE WASHINGTON POST
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos turned selling books online into a multibillion-dollar business and will now try to transform the media industry. WASHINGTON POST-BEZOS

4. OBAMA PITCHES MORTGAGE REFORM
The president heads to Phoenix to outline his plan to shut down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. OBAMA

5. GUNMAN KILLS 3 AT TOWN MEETING
Ross Township, Pa., police say Rockne Newell was feuding with officials over violations for the condition of his home. MUNICIPAL BUILDING-SHOOTING

6. A-ROD STILL PLAYING, BUT FOR HOW LONG?
The AP’s Mike Fitzpatrick says the embattled, injury-prone slugger may be done with his All-Star career if he has to serve a 200-plus game suspension. A-ROD-NOW WHAT?

7. MOBSTER CASE HEADED TO JURY
Whitey Bulger’s lawyers told jurors not to believe gangsters-turned-informants who testified against the 83-year-old accused of 19 killings in the 1970s and ‘80s. WHITEY BULGER

8. ANOTHER POLITICIAN IN SEXTING SCANDAL
Australian lawmaker Peter Dowling resigned as head of an ethics committee after he was accused of sending graphic pictures of himself to a woman. AUSTRALIA-POLITICIAN-SEX SCANDAL

9. GOP DEMANDS NETS PULL PLUG ON CLINTON
The Republican National Committee threatened to blackball NBC and CNN from future GOP debates if they aired documentaries on the likely Democratic presidential contender. HILLARY CLINTON-REPUBLICANS

10. PYTHON ESCAPES FROM PET STORE, KILLS 2 BOYS
The snake got out of its enclosure and slithered through air vents to an upstairs apartment in Canada where the 5- and 7-year-old boys were staying. CANADA-PYTHON-BOYS KILLED


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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