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10 Things to Know for Today

August 7th, 2013 7:25 am by Associated Press

10 Things to Know for Today

President Barack Obama, left, smiles as he talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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.

2. MASSIVE FIRE AT KENYA AIRPORT

The blaze gutted the international arrivals hall and sent smoke billowing for miles.

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.

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.

5. SYRIAN AMBUSH KILLS DOZENS OF REBELS

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 62 rebels died near a Damascus suburb.

6. SCALES START TO TIP FOR SOME KIDS

Eighteen states have seen at least slight declines in obesity in low-income preschoolers, the CDC says.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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