10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Aug 01, 2016 5:58 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. FIGHT WITH MUSLIM ARMY CAPTAIN'S FAMILY TESTS 'SAY ANYTHING' PLAN

Donald Trump begins the first full week of the general election campaign having put his strategy of saying the politically unimaginable to its greatest test yet.

2. WHAT US PRESIDENT WILL BE TOUTING

Obama is lauding strides in reducing homelessness among military veterans as his administration reaches the halfway point in building a massive database on vets' health.

3. AP: WATERWAYS OF RIO FILTHY AS EVER

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games, popular beaches and aquatic venues are contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria.

4. PAST OF PILOT IN DEADLY BALLOON CRASH EMERGES

Skip Nichols, 49, had been arrested in Missouri for DWI in 2000 and the Better Business Bureau there had warned consumers about doing business with him after complaints about his balloon touring company.

5. SYRIAN CHILD ACTOR MEETS TRAGIC END

Qusai Abtini, 14, found a curious path in Syria's civil war: He rose to local celebrity, only to be killed when a missile struck the car he was in as he tried to escape besieged Aleppo.

6. GOING FOR GOLD COMES AT STEEP PRICE

A survey by TD Ameritrade of parents whose children are involved in elite youth sports finds most are depleting savings to help their kids realize their Olympic dreams.

7. FLOOD HELP WEIGHS HEAVILY GOVERNOR'S RACE

Jim Justice opened The Greenbrier, his upscale West Virginia resort, to flood victims this summer — and that could get him a boost from voters.

8. TRAMPOLINE PARK INJURIES JUMP 12-FOLD AS TREND SPREADS

Injuries include broken legs, neck sprains and concussions but 90 percent of the injured children and adults were treated and released, a study by Connecticut Children's Medical Center finds.

9. WHO BROUGHT SERIOUSNESS TO AWARDS SHOW

The rowdy revelry of the Teen Choice Awards momentarily took on a somber tone when Jessica Alba, Ne-Yo and a group of teenagers called for an end to gun violence.

10. ANOTHER MAJOR, ANOTHER FIRST TIME WINNER

Jimmy Walker led wire-to-wire and edged Jason Day to win the PGA Championship at Baltusrol, as all four major championships saw first-time winners.