10 Things to Know for Wednesday, August 7, 2013

10 Things to Know for Wednesday, August 7, 2013

7:22am Aug 07, 2013
Mostly cloudy -- chance of showers and thunderstorms -- high near 82
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  1. FIRST CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED IN BENGHAZI ATTACK  The AP reports a sealed complaint in Washington named a Libyan militia head and others in the September embassy attack that killed four Americans.  US-LIBYA

2. MASSIVE FIRE AT KENYA AIRPORT  The blaze gutted the international arrivals area at the Nairobi airport and sent smoke billowing for miles.  KENYA-AIRPORT FIRE

3. NO FORT HOOD SHOWDOWN YET  Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan raised almost no objections and asked few questions of witnesses who described the 2009 base rampage that killed 13.  FORT HOOD SHOOTING

4. OBAMA 'DISAPPOINTED' IN SNOWDEN DECISION  But the president said on NBC's "The Tonight Show" that he will attend an international summit in Russia in September.  OBAMA-RUSSIA

5. SCALES START TO TIP FOR SOME KIDS  Eighteen states have seen at least slight declines in obesity in low-income preschoolers, the CDC says.  CHILDHOOD OBESITY

6. US SUES BANK OF AMERICA  The second-largest bank in the country was accused of defrauding investors about the risks of $850 million in mortgages during the 2008 recession.  BofA-FRAUD LAWSUITS

7. FATHER OF MISSING KIDS ASKS FRIEND TO SURRENDER  James Lee DiMaggio is believed to have killed his friend Brett Anderson's wife and kidnapped Anderson's 16-year-old daughter in California.  BURNED BODIES-MISSING CHILDREN

8. CASTRO HOUSE TO BE TORN DOWN  The Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped for nearly a decade is to be demolished as part of Castro's plea agreement.  MISSING WOMEN FOUND

9. AILING TODDLER SUCCUMBS TO CANCER  A terminally ill 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy dies just two days after he was the best man at his parents' marriage.  DYING BOY-BEST MAN

10. LINING UP FOR $425 MILLION POWERBALL JACKPOT  The drawing is tonight; if no one wins, a lottery official says Saturday's drawing will be in "world record territory."  POWERBALL-LUCKY STORES

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