10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Jul 18, 2016 8:32 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. FORMER MARINE FATALLY SHOOTS 3 BATON ROUGE OFFICERS, WOUNDS 3 OTHERS

Authorities are investigating the motives of shooter Gavin Long, who was killed at the scene.

2. WHAT TO WATCH FOR AS GOP NATIONAL CONVENTION KICKS OFF

The first act will underline how divisive Trump has been with insurgents pushing for a rule change in a last- gasp effort to deny him the nomination.

3. U.S. VOTERS SPLIT OVER TRUMP'S PROPOSED TEMPORARY BAN ON ENTRY OF MUSLIMS

An AP-GfK poll shows the billionaire's shifting rhetoric on that ban might win some Americans over.

4. TURKISH WAR PLANES PATROL SKIES IN SIGNS OF LINGERING FEAR OF THREATS AGAINST GOVERNMENT

The Cabinet prepares to meet for the first time since the failed coup attempt amid concerns that a crackdown with push Turkey even further into authoritarian rule.

5. FRANCE FIND NO EVIDENCE SO FAR THAT TRUCK DRIVER HAD LINKS TO "TERRORIST NETWORK"

The French interior minister says the attacker may have been motivated by IS messages but not necessarily coordinating with a larger network.

6. WHY JAPANESE COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO TEENAGE VINERS FOR MARKETING HELP

Stodgy Japan Inc. firms need all the help they can get in appealing to youngsters, especially young women.

7. HOW COLOMBIA IS RETHINKING ANTI-DRUG STRATEGY AS COCAINE PRODUCTION SKYROCKETS

The country is hopeful that an imminent cease-fire with rebels will allow the military to shift its resources from fighting insurgents to pursuing top drug traffickers.

8. SPACEX LAUNCHES CRITICAL SPACE STATION DOCKING STATION FOR ASTRONAUTS

The unmanned Falcon rocket also carried a DNA decoder for high-flying genetic research.

9. WHO ANSWERES THE GAME'S SUMMONS FOR AN ANTI-VIOLENCE SUMMIT IN LOS ANGELES

Several hundred gang members and hip-hop luminaries join the city leaders, including the mayor and police chief.

10. KIM KARDASHIAN LAUNCHES LATEST SALVO IN TAYLOR SWIFT-KANYE WEST BATTLE

The singer says a video posted on Snapchat of an old call between her and West actually proves she never gave permission for him to call her a vulgar name.