10 Things to Know for Tuesday August 12, 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 Tuesday August 12, 2014.

1. ROBIN WILLIAMS AN APPARENT SUICIDE AT 63

The comic supernova is pronounced dead of asphyxia at his California home. Williams won an Oscar for a rare dramatic role - as a teacher in the 1997 film "Good Will Hunting."

2. IRAQ PICKS NEW PRIME MINISTER

In a snub to the incumbent al-Maliki, the country's president picks another politician to form the next government, setting up a fierce power struggle.

3. AFRICANS TO RECEIVE EXPERIMENTAL EBOLA DRUG

The Liberian government says it has arranged to get doses of the medicine, which so far has been given only to two Americans and a Spaniard.

4. WHAT'S SPARKING HOPE FOR LATEST MIDEAST TALKS

Hamas is signaling that it will have more modest goals in the current round of negotiations aimed at ending the month-long war with Israel.

5. FBI INVESTIGATING SHOOTING OF UNARMED TEEN

The Missouri teen had his arms raised when he was fatally shot by a police officer, two witnesses allege.

6. HOW CLINTON IS DISTANCING HERSELF FROM OBAMA

The ex-secretary of state may not have declared whether she's running for president, but she's criticizing Obama's cautious approach to global crises.

7. BALLISTICS TESTS SHOW KIDNAP VICTIM KILLED BY POLICE

The woman was taken hostage during a bank heist in California and died during a final gunbattle between the robbers and police.

8. WHO'S SETTLING RACIAL PROFILING ALLEGATIONS

The luxury retailer Barney's will pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out for scrutiny as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store in New York City.

9. AL-JAZEERA AMERICA MARKS ANNIVERSARY

In its first year on the air, the news network has recorded some startling low ratings. But it has also seen some recent audience growth.

10. TONY STEWART, CRASH VICTIM SHARED RACING BOND

Both the NASCAR star and the driver he struck loved sprint cars - high-powered, winged vehicles built for running on short oval or circular dirt and paved tracks.


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