10 Things to Know for Monday August 4, 2014

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday August, 4, 2014.

1. ISRAEL PULLS MOST TROOPS FROM GAZA STRIP

The drawdown - and a limited 7-hour truce - could signal a winding down of the battle against Hamas. But it's unclear whether Israel will be able to unilaterally end the war.

2. `WHAT I CAN SEE ARE ALL RUINS'

That's how Ma Liya, a resident of Zhaotong, China, describes the destruction following a strong earthquake, which toppled thousands of buildings, left hundreds dead and injured at least 1,800.

3. A SECOND EBOLA-STRICKEN AMERICAN TO RETURN TO U.S.

Nancy Writebol, along with U.S. colleague Dr. Kent Brantly, contracted the virus while working as a medical missionary in West Africa.

4. UKRAINE ARMY MOVES ON REBEL STRONGHOLD

Fighting rages on the western outskirts of Donetsk as the advancing Ukrainian army tries to seize control of the separatist stronghold.

5. WHEN LAKE ERIE'S ALGAE WOES BEGAN

The toxins that contaminated the drinking water for 400,000 in Toledo, Ohio, have long been a concern for water plant operators, due to algae blooms caused by farm runoff and sewage-plant sludge.

6. WHO'S UNWILLING TO STEP INTO LEGAL FIGHT OVER EXECUTION DRUGS

No Supreme Court justice has emerged as a principled opponent of the death penalty, despite problems with execution drugs and exonerations due to DNA evidence.

7. DEADLY SHOOTING EXPOSES LAPSES AT MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES

The death of a caseworker at the hands of an armed patient in Philadelphia shows how mental health providers are at greater risk of assault than the general workforce, experts say.

8. GOLDEN RETIREMENT MAY ELUDE LOWER-INCOME WAGE EARNERS

With traditional pensions becoming rarer, and lower-paid workers less likely to have access to a 401(k), there is a growing gulf between the retirement savings of the wealthy and people with lower incomes.

9. BIBLE BELT BROTHERS TURN FAITH-BASED FILMS INTO BOX OFFICE GOLD

Filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick have grossed nearly $80 million on four Christian-themed movies made for less than $4 million combined.

10. NFL SIDELINE TECHNOLOGY INCHES FORWARD

Coaches and players used tablets for the first time to view in-game photos of Sunday's Hall of Fame game.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 269797201 - kbtx.com/a?a=269797201