Posted by: Rainbow411 / GSHRadio on 08/11/2017

10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press - 25 minutes ago August 11, 2017 

Photo: KRT via AP Video, File 

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

1. WHY NOT SHOOT DOWN NORTH KOREAN MISSILES

It would be humiliating and counterproductive if U.S. missile defense systems failed to knock out North Korean test firings, and even success would hold risks, reports AP’s Eric Talmadge.

2. TRUMP ‘VERY DISAPPOINTED’ IN MCCONNELL

The president’s scathing criticism of the Senate majority leader over stalled legislation may work against the Republican agenda. AP’s Julie Bykowicz and Erica Werner report.

3. MOST FAVOR FIXING, NOT SCRAPPING, ‘OBAMACARE’

A new poll shows that people want Trump and congressional Republicans to try making the Obama health care law more effective and stop trying to scuttle it.

4. ‘IT WAS A DEFINITE GRAB. A VERY LONG GRAB’

Four years after Taylor Swift accused a radio station DJ of groping her before a concert in Denver, the pop superstar tells her story on the witness stand, calling the encounter shocking.

5. DECADES LATER, AN ACT OF RECONCILIATION

A U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific during World War II is traveling to a remote Japanese village to return a flag he took from the body of a dead enemy soldier 73 years ago.

6. CNN CUTS TIES WITH CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR

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