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10 Things to Know for Friday

Created: 08/28/2014 7:21 PM
By: The Associated Press

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

1. ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS ROUND UP, KILL SYRIAN SOLDIERS

The slayings of scores of captives are the latest massacre attributed to the extremist group.

2. HIGH SCHOOL BUDDIES FROM MINNESOTA DIE FIGHTING WITH JIHADISTS

It isn't clear how Douglas McAuthur McCain and Troy Kastigar were drawn into radicalism after their initial conversion to the Muslim faith.

3. RUSSIA ACCUSED OF ESCALATING CONFLICT IN UKRAINE

NATO says at least 1,000 Russian troops are in the country. It also releases satellite photos of artillery units that have allegedly crossed the border.

4. HOW SERIOUS EBOLA OUTBREAK MIGHT BECOME

The number of cases in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger, the World Health Organization says.

5. US ECONOMY GREW AT 4.2 PERCENT ANNUAL RATE

The revised second-quarter number support expectations that the second half of 2014 will prove far stronger than the first half.

6. WHICH CELEBRITY COUPLE HAS TIED THE KNOT

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were wed Saturday in a private ceremony in southern France, a spokeswoman tells the AP.

7. GOOGLE STEPPING UP DRONE ARMS RACE

Rival Amazon.com is also experimenting with self-flying vehicles to carry merchandise bought by customers of its online store.

8. WARREN BUFFETT'S SON BUYS ROSA PARKS ARCHIVE

The purchase ends a yearslong legal fight and means the trove of items belonging to the civil rights icon will be preserved for the public.

9. 'TAUPE AND CHANGE': OBAMA CHIDED FOR FASHION CHOICE

The sight of the president at a news conference discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lights up Twitter.

10. WHO'S STIFFENING PENALTIES FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULTS

The NFL, stung by criticism that it failed to adequately punish Ray Rice, says players accused of domestic violence could face six-week suspensions for a first offense and at least a year for a second.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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