10 Things To Know For Friday, August 15


UPDATED: Friday August 15, 2014 5:34 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, August 15.
    
1. MISSOURI MOVES TO DEFUSE TENSION OVER KILLING OF UNARMED BLACK TEEN
    
County police in riot gear and armored tanks give way to state troopers walking side-by-side in solidarity with thousands of protesters in a St. Louis suburb and a peaceful night passes. POLICE SHOOTING-MISSOURI
    
2. UKRAINE: INSPECTORS CHECKING RUSSIAN AID CONVOY
    
The development seems to be a sign that the two countries are taking steps to ease mounting tensions over the shipment. UKRAINE
    
3. WHAT PONTIFF IS URGING YOUTH TO DO
    
Pope Francis implores young Catholics to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society and reject "inhuman" economic systems that disenfranchise the poor. SKOREA-POPE
    
4. AL-MALIKI STEPPING DOWN AS IRAQ'S PRIME MINISTER
    
His decision ends a political deadlock that plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights Islamic State militants. IRAQ
    
5. ROBIN WILLIAMS HAD PARKINSON'S DISEASE, WIFE SAYS
    
The diagnosis was yet another challenge for the Oscar winner, along with depression, anxiety and his decades-long struggle to stay sober. ROBIN WILLIAMS
    
6. UNLIKELY SOURCE MAY HELP IN EBOLA FIGHT
    
Scientists are pursuing an experimental way to extract drugs from tobacco plants in the fight against the virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa. EBOLA-PLANT MEDICINES
    
7. AMISH GIRLS SAFE AFTER APPARENT ABDUCTION
    
The girls turned up 13 miles from where they disappeared from their family's northern New York roadside farm stand, authorities say. MISSING AMISH GIRLS
    
8.BITTERSWEET BIRTHDAY FOR PANAMA CANAL
    
The famous waterway turns 100 and is marred by doubts about the country's ability to harness the full benefits of a multibillion-dollar expansion. PANAMA CANAL CENTENNIAL
    
9. CANDLESTICK PARK GOES OUT ROCKIN'
    
A concert by Paul McCartney closes the storied venue that was home to the San Francisco 49ers and Giants. CANDLESTICK GOODBYE
    
10. WHO'S FOLLOWING BUD SELIG AS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER
    
His second-in-command, Rob Manfred, is elected by team owners to take over when Selig retires in January. COMMISSIONER

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