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August 15, 2013

10 things to know for Thursday

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

1. IN EGYPT, BLOODIEST DAY SINCE START OF ARAB SPRING

A crackdown by riot police in Cairo on Muslim Brotherhood protest sites leads to hundreds of deaths.

2. ISRAEL, PALESTINIANS SET UP MORE TALKS

After an initial negotiating session, the two sides agree to meet weekly from here on, an official says.

3. HOW TERRORISTS ARE CLOAKING COMMUNICATIONS

Jihadist technology may now be so sophisticated, experts say, that messages aren't being detected even by NSA programs designed to uncover terror plots.

4. 'I AM SORRY THAT MY ACTIONS HURT ... THE UNITED STATES'

Pfc. Bradley Manning takes the stand to apologize for harm caused by his leak of classified info to WikiLeaks.

5. WHAT'S MISSING FROM OBAMA'S VACATION

While the president and first lady kick back on Martha's Vineyard, daughters Malia and Sasha are away at summer camp.

6. JESSE JACKSON JR. SENTENCED TO 2½ YEARS IN PRISON

The civil rights leader's son expresses regret in court for spending $750,000 in campaign funds on things like Rolex watches and appliances.

7. EX-WIFE DESCRIBES SOURCE OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S ANGUISH

"His fear of pain was incredible," a tearful Debbie Rowe testifies in a court case involving the doctor convicted of giving the entertainer an overdose.

8. STUDY EASES WORRIES ABOUT CANCER DRUG

A medicine that cuts the risk of prostate cancer by 30 percent does not increase the risk of a patient dying of an aggressive form of the disease, as earlier testing suggested.

9. WHO'S BELIEVED TO BE THE OLDEST PERSON EVER

Carmelo Flores Laura turned 123 a month ago, Bolivian authorities say. Guinness says the previous oldest verified age was 122 years and 164 days.

10. US SOCCER TEAM STAYS HOT

The Americans run their win streak to 12 games — the longest current streak in the world — by downing Bosnia-Herzegovina, 4-3.

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