Published: 5:16 am, Tue. July 19th, 2016Updated: 6:16 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT SOUNDS SIMILAR TO 2008
Melania Trump’s speech to the Republican National Convention contains two passages that match nearly word-for-word the address that first lady Michelle Obama delivered at the Democratic convention.
2. TRUMP’S FUNDRAISING SHIFT NOT FAZING SUPPORTERS
An AP poll finds that backers of the billionaire presidential candidate are mostly in favor of him raising money just like the rivals he once disparaged as the “puppets” of big donors.
3. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR GERMAN TRAIN ATTACK
The extremists’ claim comes just hours after a 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker attacked passengers with an ax and knife, injuring at least five people.
4. TURKISH LEADER RECOUNTS NIGHT OF COUP
Recep Tayyip Erdogan discloses dramatic details of his survival on the night of the failed government takeover and suggests reintroducing the death penalty to punish conspirators.
5. U.S. POLICE DEPARTMENTS HAVING OFFICERS PAIR UP
In response to deadly ambushes in Texas and Louisiana, the safety precaution could slow response times for low-level crimes and drive up overtime for already exhausted officers.
6. BALTIMORE NOT QUITTING FREDDIE GRAY CASES
After three straight acquittals, prosecutors in Maryland’s largest city seem to be willing to try the remaining three cases against police officers amid mounting pressure to call it quits.
7. PITFALL FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS: THE HUMAN BRAIN
Experts say the development of vehicles which rely on automation depends on an unreliable assumption: that the humans in them will be ready to step in and take control if the car’s systems fail.
8. WHO WILL WEIGH CHANGING FUEL STANDARDS
The U.S. government issues a report on fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for U.S. cars and trucks, and will review whether to leave the standards in place through 2025.
9. HOW SERIOUS STOMACH PROBLEMS COULD BE FIXED
If your child has swallowed a small battery, a tiny, ingestible “origami” robot could be a new tool for extracting it.
10. RUSSIANS ESCAPE TOTAL BAN FOR RIO GAMES
Summer Olympic sports federations say they are ready to deal with “individual cases” of Russian doping, rather than endorse a total ban on the Russian team.