10 Things to Know for Today

by The Associated Press

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A fire burns Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. People crammed a suburban St. Louis street Sunday night at a vigil for unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot and killed by a police officer, while afterward several car windows were smashed and stores were looted as people carried away armloads of goods as witnessed by an an Associated Press reporter. Video posted online by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch showed a convenience store on fire. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, ROBERT COHEN — AP Photo


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. ARMS SENT TO KURDS IN FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE

U.S. officials tell AP the Obama administration has begun providing weapons to Kurdish forces making headway against Islamic extremists in Iraq.

2. NEW GAZA TRUCE BEGINS

An Egyptian-brokered cease-fire halting the Gaza war is holding, allowing Palestinians to leave homes and shelters as negotiators will resume talks in Cairo.

3. MAYHEM ENSUES AFTER CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

Angry over a police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis, people loot businesses, vandalize vehicles and confront police.

4. AS PROBE BEGINS, TONY STEWART STEPS AWAY FROM TRACK

The NASCAR star skips the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen the day after his dirt-track car struck and killed a fellow driver who tried to confront him.

5. WOMAN PUNCHED BY CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER TALKS TO AP

Marlene Pinnock thought she was going to die as a CHP officer straddled her, repeatedly striking her head, on the side of a LA freeway.

6. WHEN 'YES MEANS YES'

California lawmakers are considering what would be the first-in-the-nation measure requiring all colleges that receive public funds to set a standard for consensual sex.

7. WHAT KOCHES ARE DOING FOR THE GOP

Conservative activists like the Koch brothers are helping fund English classes and health checkups for Spanish speakers to build credibility with Hispanic voters.

8. ATHLETES FACING NEW SOCIAL MEDIA SCRUTINY

As coaches and top colleges increasingly use Twitter and Instagram to evaluate a player's character, one wrong comment can cost a player a scholarship offer.

9. YOUNG FANS SALUTE FAVORITES

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of "The Fault in Our Stars" ride a victorious wave at the Teen Choice Awards.

10. WHO'S MAKING HISTORY IN GOLF

Rory McIlroy joins Jones, Nicklaus and Woods as the only players 25 or younger to win four majors in the last century when he captured the PGA Championship



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