10 Things to Know for Monday August 19, 2013

10 Things to Know for Monday August 19, 2013

7:22am Aug 19, 2013
Mostly cloudy... showers and thunderstorms... high in the upper 70s
Steve Biddle

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

  1. MILITANTS KILL EGYPTIAN POLICE The ambush in the northern Sinai peninsula comes after a week of bloodshed between the military and Morsi supporters that have left nearly 1,000 dead. EGYPT

2. OLYMPIAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGE Oscar Pistorius is charged with murder in the Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend, with a trial date next spring. PISTORIUS-SHOOTING

3. PRESIDENT RETURNS TO FOREIGN AND US UPHEAVAL Obama comes back from nine days in Martha's Vineyard to deal with the crisis in Egypt and a plan to revamp the nation's financial system. OBAMA

4. EMBATTLED MAYOR BACK TO WORK  San Diego's Bob Filner will be at City Hall after two weeks of therapy for making sexual advances on women and growing calls for his resignation. SAN DIEGO MAYOR

5. NSA REPORTER BLASTS AUTHORITIES FOR DETENTION OF PARTNER  Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald called Heathrow Airport's nine-hour questioning of David Miranda and confiscation of his laptops an attack on journalism. BRITAIN-SNOWDEN JOURNALIST

6. HOW RACE, INCOME INFLUENCES VIEW ON SCHOOLS  An AP-NORC poll says minority and low-income parents are more likely to see problems of bullying, out-of-date technology and low test scores than wealthy white parents. BACK TO SCHOOL-AP POLL-RACIAL DIVIDES

7. HOW TO PREPARE FOR ANOTHER SUPERSTORM  A presidential task force report out today after Sandy says coastal communities should spend more now and called for a more advanced electrical grid. SUPERSTORM-TASK FORCE

8. THESE TEXTBOOKS TEACH MISTAKES  Millions of Mexico's schoolbooks have dozens of errors, including misspelled words and at least one city located in the wrong state. MEXICO-FLAWED TEXTBOOKS

9. LOHAN TELLS OPRAH TROUBLES ARE BEHIND HER  The actress says her sixth stint in rehab put her in "a different head space" and says she's just taking vitamins now and prescription medicine for acid reflux. TV-LINDSAY LOHAN

10. RECORD-BREAKING RUN FOR BOLT  The Jamaican track star becomes the most decorated athlete in world-championship history with eight golds and two silvers. ATH-WORLDS

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