10 Things to Know for Tuesday August 5, 2014

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

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday August 5, 2014.

1. ISRAEL, HAMAS AGREE TO CEASE-FIRE

During the planned 72-hour halt in the fighting, Egypt will host negotiations aimed at working out a long-term truce.

2. TWO AMERICAN AID WORKERS RECEIVING EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT FOR EBOLA

The drug has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential cure earlier this year.

3. CUBA ABUZZ OVER AP STORY ON SECRET US PROGRAM

News that the American government quietly paid young Latin Americans to travel to Cuba for political purposes under the guise of health and civic programs elicits both criticism and praise from Cubans.

4. JAMES BRADY DIES AT 73

The former White House press secretary crusaded for gun control after he was gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

5. BRYAN PD OFFICER RETIRES AFTER 30+ YEARS ON THE FORCE

Officer Alice Anderson is taking off the badge after several decades on the Bryan police force. Anderson started out in 1982 as a dispatch clerk. She will end her career as a School Resource Officer at Jane Long Middle School. A public reception is set for Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Bryan Police Department.

6. HOW SUPPLY AND DEMAND IS AFFECTING AIRFARES

As airlines have reduced the number of seats in recent years, fares have risen more than 10 percent, an AP analysis shows.

7. RESEARCHERS QUANTIFY RISKS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AT INFERIOR HOSPITALS

Women who give birth at low-quality facilities in the U.S. suffer more than twice the rate of major complications for vaginal births, a study finds.

8. WHO'LL BE SERVING AS HER OWN LAWYER

An Arizona judge decides Jodi Arias can represent herself in the upcoming penalty phase of her murder trial.

9. SCRABBLE PLAYERS GET GIFT OF 5,000 WORDS

Merriam-Webster is adding the new entries to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary in a rare update to the 36-year-old book.

10. MUNSON AVENUE CLOSED TUESDAY TO REPAIR WATER LEAK

Munson Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Lincoln Avenue and Francis Drive on Tuesday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The City of College Station will be repairing a water leak.


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