10 Things to Know for Thursday August 14, 2014

By: The Associated Press & KBTX Staff Email
By: The Associated Press & KBTX Staff Email

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday August 14, 2014.

1. UNREST ESCALATES IN ST. LOUIS SUBURB

Police and people protesting the fatal shooting by an officer of an unarmed black teen exchange smoke bombs, tear gas and Molotov cocktails.

2. HINTS OF PROGRESS IN TALKS TO END GAZA WAR

Israel and Hamas are considering an Egyptian proposal that at least partly addresses both sides' demands.

3. HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED TO GREET POPE IN SOUTH KOREA

During the pontiff's five-day trip, a ceremony to beatify Korean martyrs who perished for their faith in centuries past could draw as many as 1 million people.

4. CRISIS EASES IN NORTHERN IRAQ

A small team of U.S. troops secretly scouts a mountaintop and finds far few Iraqi refugees trapped there than previously thought.

5. OBAMA TAKES HIGH ROAD IN DUST-UP WITH HILLARY CLINTON

His spokesman says the White House "is looking onwards and upwards" following Clinton's apparent effort to distance herself from the unpopular president.

6. WHO GOT SUMMER'S WORTH OF RAIN IN JUST ONE DAY

A record-setting storm dumps more than a foot of water on parts of Long Island, New York, turning highways into streams.

7. AP VIDEO JOURNALIST, TRANSLATOR AMONG SIX DEAD IN BLAST

Simone Camilli, a 35-year-old Italian, and his Palestinian translator are killed when leftover ordnance believed to have been dropped in an Israeli airstrike explodes in Gaza. An AP photographer, Hatem Moussa, is badly injured.

8. WHY IT MIGHT BE OK TO SAY `PASS THE SALT'

A large international study suggests that the amount of sodium most folks consume is all right for heart health - and too little may be as bad as too much.

9. SEC NETWORK LAUNCHES

The 24/7 network dedicated to the Southeastern Conference can be seen on televisions across the country for the first time Thursday.

10. YELL PRACTICE FOR ESPN SEC NETWORK LAUNCH

ESPN wants to film a Yell Practice at the Ring Plaza of the Clayton Williams Jr. Alumni Center on campus Thursday. The university is asking you to arrive at 12:45 p.m., and about an hour of filming will start at 1:00 p.m. Aggie Yell Leaders and Reveille will be there for the shoot.


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