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10 things to know today from across the nation and around the world

August 15th, 2013 7:41 am by Associated Press

10 things to know today from across the nation and around the world

1. UNCERTAIN CHAOS IN EGYPT

The streets were eerily quiet and a state of emergency imposed after more than 500 people were killed in the breakup of protesters' sit-ins.

2. WORLDWIDE CONDEMNATION OF CRACKDOWN

The U.S. decried the "path toward violence" and Turkey's prime minister called for the UN Security Council to meet.

3. COURT PAPERS SAY FAMILY FRIEND TORTURED MOTHER, BOY

The search warrants also said that James DiMaggio and abducted teen Hannah Anderson exchanged more than a dozen phone calls before Anderson's family was found killed.

4. ISRAELIS, PALESTINIANS MEET BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

The two sides agreed to meet weekly, alternating between Jerusalem and the West Bank, in the first major peace talks in five years.

5. HOW TERRORISTS ARE CLOAKING COMMUNICATIONS

Jihadist technology may now be so sophisticated, experts say, that messages aren't being detected even by NSA programs designed to uncover terror plots.

6. MANNING WITNESSES DESCRIBE TROUBLED HISTORY AT SENTENCING

A psychologist said the Army private who leaked classified secrets was pressured by a "hyper-masculine" military.

7. WHY RESIDENTS FEARED UPS CRASH

They say planes trying to land in Birmingham, Ala., often fly so low to their houses they nearly clip the treetops.

8. JESSE JACKSON JR. SENTENCED TO 2½ YEARS IN PRISON

The civil rights leader's son expresses regret in court for spending $750,000 in campaign funds on things like Rolex watches and appliances.

9. EX-WIFE SAYS MICHAEL JACKSON FEARED PAIN

Debbie Rowe broke down while testifying in a civil suit accusing the singer's promoter of ignoring warning signs before his overdose death.

10. WHY IT MAY BE LIGHTS OUT FOR THE DRIVE-IN

The 350 or so theaters left in the country will have to invest in digital projection equipment or close, since studios began phasing out 35 mm prints.


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