Monday, August 05, 2013 9:06 pm
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
By The Associated Press
1. INTERCEPTED COMMUNICATION LED US TO SHUT EMBASSIES
The secret message between al-Qaida chief al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen threatened a major terror attack, officials say.
2. A-ROD: I'M FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE
Major League Baseball suspends the Yankees slugger through 2014 season, but he vows to appeal.
3. BEZOS BUYS THE WASHINGTON POST
The Amazon.com founder says he understands the newspaper's "critical role" in Washington and says its values won't change.
4. WHY FORT HOOD SURVIVORS MUST RELIVE DARKEST DAY
The accused shooter is representing himself at his murder trial - meaning those he allegedly shot will have to face him on the stand.
5. GRIM RISKS LINKED TO BLACK MARKET SILICON SHOTS
Women seeking bigger buttocks can suffer infections, amputations, blood clots - and in some cases - death.
6. WHAT STEPS BITTER RIVALS ARE TAKING TOWARD PEACE
Secret meetings between the Taliban and Afghan government suggest both sides want to find a way to end 12 years of war.
7. BP SEEKS TO SUSPEND GULF SPILL PAYMENTS
The energy giant says it's found fresh evidence of fraud in a program that's awarded billions to alleged victims of the massive 2010 oil spill.
8. FRANKENBURGER: NOT READY FOR HAPPY MEALS YET
Dutch scientists unveil a beef patty made in a lab from cow stem cells. The meat likely won't reach your local fast-food outlet for decades.
9. GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARDS ISSUED BY MISTAKE
One convicted pedophile has been recaptured, but the status of 29 others who were released in error by Morocco's king is unclear.
10. WHICH COLLEGE PARTIES HARDEST
The University of Iowa is No. 1 on the Princeton Review's annual list. The nation's top sober school? Brigham Young.