President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, right, accompanied by Director of Communications of the IOC Mark Adams, left, takes a question from the floor during a press conference after the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul) (Joshua Paul)

10 Things to Know for Today


August 3, 2015 2:00PM (UTC)

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

1. OBAMA ORDERS STEEPER CUTS FROM POWER PLANTS

The president's decision secures his legacy on fighting global warming, but it will be up to his successor to implement the plan.

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2. WHY U.S.-TURKEY DEAL ON SYRIA A BIG GAMBLE

Washington's and Ankara's goals, while overlapping in some ways, are far different in others, mainly on the question of how to handle Kurdish militants battling Islamic State fighters.

3. HOW CLINTON'S CAMPAIGN RAISES PROFILE

Facing increased competition, the candidate is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in Iowa and New Hampshire.

4. AP REPORTER RECALLS ORIGINS OF FERGUSON MOVEMENT

From the first hours after a white police officer shot a black 18-year-old, Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest in a St. Louis suburb launched a national campaign.

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5. WHERE ECONOMIC MISERY DEEPENS

Puerto Rico is at risk of defaulting on at least part of its $72 billion in public debt, leaving many on this U.S. island fearing that life could soon get much worse.

6. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES PROMPT EVACUATIONS

Numerous homes remain threatened, while more than 9,000 firefighters battle 21 major fires in the state, officials say.

7. DRIVERS WEIGH IN ON UBER BOOM IN NYC

Many on the streets say there's already too much competition for limited rides.

8. AND THEN THERE WERE TWO

Zimbabwe accuses a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist who killed a lion named Cecil in July.

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9. MOST PICKY EATING HARMLESS

New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.

10. IOC READY TO ACT IF OLYMPIC MEDALS AFFECTED BY DOPING

"If there should be cases involving results at Olympic Games, the IOC will react with zero tolerance with our usual policy," says IOC President Thomas Bach.

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