10 Things to Know for Thursday August 1, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday August 1, 2013

8:37am Aug 01, 2013
Showers & Thunderstorms today; some could be heavy

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

1. DIARIES RECALL YEARS OF CAPTIVITY IN CLEVELAND  Prosecutors will give more details today about the sexual and physical attacks on three women at Ariel Castro's sentencing hearing.  MISSING WOMEN FOUND

2. HOW NSA ACCESSES MILLIONS OF PHONE RECORDS  The Obama administration disclosed the agency's "chain analysis" that lets it trace the phone records of everyone who calls a terror suspect, and keep expanding.  NSA SURVEILLANCE

3. WHO'S OPTIMISTIC IN AMERICA  An AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research analysis says minorities' confidence in economic future outpaces whites by the widest margin since the late 1980s.  AP POLL-RACIAL GAP-OPTIMISM

4. EGYPT ORDERS PROTEST CAMPS CLEARED  The military-backed government said a crackdown on two camps in Cairo is imminent.  EGYPT

5. ZIMMERMAN'S NEW BRUSH WITH THE LAW  The neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in Trayvon Martin's shooting was carrying a gun when he was stopped for speeding in Texas.  GEORGE ZIMMERMAN-SPEEDING

6. WHERE THE WORLD'S FIRST LEGAL MARIJUANA MARKET COULD BE  Uruguay's congress narrowly approved legalizing pot's use, growth and sale. The measure now goes to the Senate.   URUGUAY-MARIJUANA

7. SAME-SEX COUPLES SAY 'I DO' IN 2 MORE STATES  Dozens of Minnesota couples began tying the knot after the clock struck midnight; Minnesota and Rhode Island are the 12th and 13th U.S. states with laws legalizing gay marriage.   GAY MARRIAGE

8. PUSH FOR SOURCE OF STOMACH BUG OUTBREAK  Iowa and Nebraska officials have refused to name the company that makes prepackaged salad mix traced to hundreds of the cases.  STOMACH BUG OUTBREAK

9. OBAMA DEFENDS CANDIDATE FOR FED CHIEF  Some Democrats say Lawrence Summers is too cozy with Wall Street banks, and he irked women's groups by questioning their math and science abilities while president of Harvard.   OBAMA-FED CHAIRMAN

10. A-ROD'S FUTURE  The AP's Ronald Blum reports that baseball's highest-paid player could face a lifetime ban for a doping scandal linked to a Florida drug clinic.   MLB-DRUG INVESTIGATION

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