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10 things to know for Thursday, Aug. 21: Officials say rescue mission failed

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Associated Press
August 21, 2014

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

1. OFFICIALS: RESCUE MISSION FAILED

Obama sent special forces to Syria this summer to save Americans held by the Islamic State, but they failed to locate any — including journalist James Foley.

2. HOLDER VISITS FERGUSON, DESCRIBES OWN RUN-INS WITH POLICE

The U.S. attorney general tells community leaders of the humiliation he felt after having his car searched after he was twice pulled over in New Jersey.

3. WHOSE HAND MAY HAVE TORPEDOED GAZA TRUCE

Some Palestinian and Israeli officials say Qatar pressured Hamas to reject a lasting ceasefire to undermine Egypt's efforts in that regard.

4. ISRAELI AIR STRIKE DEALS BLOW TO HAMAS

Three senior military leaders in the militant Palestinian group are killed in a raid in southern Gaza.

5. PAKISTAN OFFICIALS HOLD TALKS WITH PROTESTERS

The government wants to find a "win-win" solution for demonstrations that are besieging parliament and demanding the prime minister's resignation over alleged election fraud.

6. BIG BANK AGREES TO BIG SETTLEMENT

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion deal with the government to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials say.

7. NAVY BOOTS 34 FOR CHEATING

The AP's Robert Burns reports that the sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring at a nuclear power training site.

8. SOUTH KOREANS DEFEND NOODLES FOR THEIR INSTANT GRATIFICATION

The world's largest consumers of ramen are spurning a U.S. study that links the beloved fast-food staple to some risks for heart disease.

9. EUROPE'S TOP SOCCER TEAMS SEARCH FOR TALENT AMONG U.S. KIDS

As Americans' appetite for the sport grows, international clubs seek to increase their fan base and find the next Leo Messi in places like South Florida

10. WHO'S STARTING AT QB FOR CLEVELAND

Brian Hoyer — not hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel — will be under center when the Browns open their season against Pittsburgh on Sept. 7.

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