10 things you'll be talking about Thursday, August 1, 2013

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.

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.

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.

4. EGYPT ORDERS PROTEST CAMPS CLEARED

The military-backed government said a crackdown on two camps in Cairo is imminent.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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