10 Things to Know for Thursday August 21, 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 Thursday August 21, 2014.

1. OFFICIALS: RESCUE MISSION FAILED

Obama sent special forces to Syria this summer to save Americans held by the Islamic State, but they failed to locate any - including journalist James Foley.

2. SOCIAL MEDIA PUSHING BACK AT MILITANT PROPAGANDA

Extremists have turned their social media into a theater of horror - but companies are censoring objectionable content and users are determined not to let it go viral.

3. HOLDER VISITS FERGUSON, DESCRIBES OWN RUN-INS WITH POLICE

The U.S. attorney general tells community leaders of the humiliation he felt after having his car searched after he was twice pulled over in New Jersey.

4. NAVY BOOTS 34 FOR CHEATING

The AP's Robert Burns reports that the sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring at a nuclear power training site.

5. WHERE HIGH COURT IS DELAYING GAY MARRIAGE

Same-sex couples will have to wait to wed in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court puts on hold an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

6. LIBERIAN SLUMS BARRICADED AMID EBOLA FEARS

Riot police and soldiers seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people across West Africa.

7. BIG BANK AGREES TO BIG SETTLEMENT

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion deal with the government to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials say.

8. WHAT FARMER'S ALMANAC SAYS IS IN STORE

The 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the U.S.

9. CRITICS PREDICT EMMY WINNERS

Among other best guesses, the AP's Lynn Elber and Frazier Moore both believe "True Detective" will take home the trophy for best drama.

10. WHO'S STARTING AT QB FOR CLEVELAND

Brian Hoyer - not hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel - will be under center when the Browns open their season against Pittsburgh on Sept. 7.


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