Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: By AP
1. DEATH TOLL IN NORTHEASTERN CHINA CLIMBS TO AT LEAST 44
Hundreds are injured in the port city of Tianjin after blasts at a warehouse for dangerous materials sent up massive fireballs, turning the night sky into day.
2. TRUCK BOMB IN BAGHDAD MARKET KILLS 62
A municipality bulldozer cleans up while civilians gather at the scene of bomb attack in Jameela market in the Iraqi capital’s crowded Sadr City neighborhood Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood in the early morning hours on Thursday, killing dozens of people, police officials said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Islamic State Sunni extremists claim responsibility for the explosion which wounded at least 125 people in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood. IRAQ
3. WHO NABS CARGO SHIP LOADED WITH SLAVE-CAUGHT FISH
In this July 14, 2015, image provided by DigitalGlobe, a high-resolution satellite photograph off the coast of Papua New Guinea shows two fishing trawlers loading slave-caught fish onto Silver Sea 2, a refrigerated cargo ship belonging to the Thai-owned Silver Sea Fishery Co. The company was named in an Associated Press investigation into slavery in Southeast Asias seafood industry that led to the rescue and repatriation of more than 800 men. Hundreds more remain missing after their trawlers fled an Indonesian crackdown on illegal fishing. (DigitalGlobe via AP)No Licensing, No Sales
The Indonesian navy seizes it and brings to shore after an AP report alerted authorities about its presence in the country’s waters.
4. FAIR TIME IN IOWA
FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2011, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds a pork chop on a stick as he campaigns at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. For those who would be president, a visit to the Iowa State Fair may be the purest distillation of the campaign experience in the state that starts the voting in the race for the White House. The 10-day event starts Aug. 13, 2015, and most of the 2016 hopefuls will pass through. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
A presidential candidate’s visit to the Iowa State Fair may be the purest distillation of the campaign experience in the state that starts the voting in the race for the White House.
5. WHY U.S. LAWMAKERS SLAM CHINA CURRENCY DROP
They see it as damaging for American businesses and workers, but the Obama administration takes a more sanguine approach.
6. JIMMY CARTER SAYS HE HAS CANCER
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Determining what treatment to pursue for the former president’s tumor will depend on its type, its origin and other factors, doctors say.
7. EXPERTS SEE LONG-TERM RISKS FROM COLORADO MINE SPILL
An Environmental Protection Agency contractor works on the clean up in the aftermath of the blowout at the Gold King mine, which triggered a major spill of toxic wastewater, outside Silverton, Colo., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has ordered agency offices nationwide to stop field investigation work for mine cleanups while they reassess the work to ensure there’s no potential for spills similar to the one in Colorado. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the change Wednesday on a visit to Durango, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
It will almost certainly cost untold millions in economic disruption and environmental damage in three states — to rafting companies, Native American farmers and municipal water systems.
8. U.S. CULTURE ALREADY WIDESPREAD IN CUBA
Cuban music, literature and fashion are steeped in American influence that has survived a half-century of official hostility.
9. WHAT JAPANESE WORLD OF SUSHI CHEFS HIGHLIGHTS
The almost exclusively male domain betrays a gender gap based on stereotypes and belief women’s warmer body temperature leads to inferior taste.
10. SAN FRANCISCO TRIES TO FIGHT PUBLIC URINATION
The city paints nine walls with a repellant paint that makes pee spray back on the offender.