1. HILLARY CLINTON WILL BE THE FIRST WOMAN TO TOP A MAJOR PARTY TICKET IN THE U.S.
According to an AP count, she has commitments from enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
2. TRUMP SETTLES SCORES, BUT IS HE SECURING VOTERS?
Since he became the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee, Trump has spent more time picking fights than trying to attract new supporters, unnerving some Republicans.
3. LOUISVILLE PREPS FOR THE GREATEST'S MEMORIAL
Luminaries from around the world will pay their final respects to Muhammad Ali at a memorial planned in exacting detail by the boxing legend.
4. WHERE THE WORLD'S ATHLETES WILL FIND FILTHY WATER
August's Olympic Games have trained a spotlight on Rio's failure to clean up its waterways and world famous beaches, where thousands of liters of raw human sewage pour into the ocean every second.
5. WHO WITHDRAWS FROM OLYMPICS
Stephen Curry won't play for the U.S. Olympic basketball team in Rio, citing recent injuries. No mention of what other athletes have expressed concerns about: Rio's water situation and the Zika virus.
5. WHY THE FED'S NEXT STEPS REMAIN UNCLEAR
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicates the U.S. economy is improving but marked by uncertainty, and she gives no sign when the Fed would resume raising interest rates.
6. TROPICAL WEATHER BLOWS IN
Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Colin strike Florida and Georgia, knocking out power in some areas and flooding roads on the Gulf coast.
7. SYRIA MAKES FOR UNUSUAL ALLIES
The battle for the Islamic State's self-styled capital of Raqqa has meant a convergence of U.S. and Russian strategy to defeat the extremist group, with Syria's Kurds emerging as a common link.
8. GRIM SLEEPER GETS DEATH SENTENCE
A jury orders the ultimate punishment for 63-year-old Lonnie Franklin Jr., a serial killer who murdered nine women and a teenage girl over several decades in South Los Angeles.
9. WHEN TO STOP CANCER TREATMENT?
Medical guidelines say dying cancer patients shouldn't get harsh and painful treatment. But new research suggests it happens almost all of the time.
10. HOLLYWOOD'S SEQUELS ARE STRUGGLING
The film industry's most "can't miss" assets are struggling at the box office this year, including "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows."