10 Things to Know for Today

  • Medical workers help a protester in pain from tear gas fired by policemen on a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Hong Kong police have thrown tear gas canisters at protesters after they refused to disperse. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in a march Sunday to call for direct elections and an independent investigation into police tactics used during earlier pro-democracy demonstrations. Police waved a black warning flag Sunday night before lobbing the canisters into a crowd of protesters.

    Medical workers help a protester in pain from tear gas fired by policemen on a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Hong Kong police have thrown tear gas canisters at protesters after they refused to disperse. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in a march Sunday to call for direct elections and an independent investigation into police tactics used during earlier pro-democracy demonstrations. Police waved a black warning flag Sunday night before lobbing the canisters into a crowd of protesters. Associated Press

  • Protesters gather outside of the Yolanda Guerrero Cultural Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico after Gov. Ricardo Rossello left a meeting with mayors from his party, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Rossello said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek re-election or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)

    Protesters gather outside of the Yolanda Guerrero Cultural Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico after Gov. Ricardo Rossello left a meeting with mayors from his party, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Rossello said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek re-election or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP) Associated Press

  • Israeli forces destroy a building in a Palestinian village of Sur Baher, east Jerusalem, Monday, July 22, 2019. Israeli work crews have begun demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood. Monday's demolitions cap a years-long legal battle over the buildings, which straddle the city and the occupied West Bank.

    Israeli forces destroy a building in a Palestinian village of Sur Baher, east Jerusalem, Monday, July 22, 2019. Israeli work crews have begun demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood. Monday's demolitions cap a years-long legal battle over the buildings, which straddle the city and the occupied West Bank. Associated Press

  • In this June 06, 2019 photo, Salvadoran teen migrant Milagro de Jesus Henriquez Ayala chats with a friend while she washes her clothes at Agape World Mission shelter, in Tijuana, Mexico. About 25 people sleep in the cinderblock room crammed with seven bunkbeds at a Tijuana shelter overflowing with migrants, primarily from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador but also from as far away as Africa.

    In this June 06, 2019 photo, Salvadoran teen migrant Milagro de Jesus Henriquez Ayala chats with a friend while she washes her clothes at Agape World Mission shelter, in Tijuana, Mexico. About 25 people sleep in the cinderblock room crammed with seven bunkbeds at a Tijuana shelter overflowing with migrants, primarily from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador but also from as far away as Africa. Associated Press

  • Ireland's Shane Lowry smiles as he sits next to the Claret Jug trophy while he attends a press conference after he won the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Sunday, July 21, 2019.

    Ireland's Shane Lowry smiles as he sits next to the Claret Jug trophy while he attends a press conference after he won the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Associated Press

  • FILE - In this April 26, 2010 file photo, former New York City District Attorney Robert Morgenthau attends a gala launch party in New York. Morgenthau, the longest-serving former Manhattan district attorney who tried mob kingpins, music stars and white-collar criminals and inspired a character on 'Law & Order' has died. He was 99. His wife, Lucinda Franks, told The New York Times that Morgenthau died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at a Manhattan hospital after a short illness.

    FILE - In this April 26, 2010 file photo, former New York City District Attorney Robert Morgenthau attends a gala launch party in New York. Morgenthau, the longest-serving former Manhattan district attorney who tried mob kingpins, music stars and white-collar criminals and inspired a character on 'Law & Order' has died. He was 99. His wife, Lucinda Franks, told The New York Times that Morgenthau died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at a Manhattan hospital after a short illness. Associated Press

 
 
Posted7/22/2019 7:00 AM

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

1. UNPOPULAR LEADER FACES PEOPLE'S WRATH

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Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rossell├│ from office.

2. WHAT TO EXPECT AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him.

3. DEMOLITIONS OF HOMES ON DISPUTED TERRITORY

Israeli work crews have begun demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, which straddles the West Bank, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years.

4. BEIJING ANGER AFTER HONG KONG UNREST

China has harshly criticized a weekend demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong, accusing the demonstrators of violence without mentioning attacks against protesters and civilians.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

5. WHERE PROBES INTO DEATHS OFTEN GO NOWHERE

Israeli military investigations into 24 potentially criminal shootings of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip have yielded no convictions or even indictments, the AP learns. A human rights group calls the probes "a whitewash mechanism."

6. A MOTHER'S LOVE

A teenage mom is raising her newborn son in a Tijuana migrant shelter, the best place she has found since she and her sister left their violent homeland of El Salvador after gangs threatened their family.

7. NATIVE SON GETS NAME ETCHED ON CLARET JUG

Ireland's Shane Lowry wins the British Open played at his country's Royal Portrush golf club.

8. HE WAS THE MODEL FOR PROSECUTOR ON TV'S "LAW AND ORDER"

Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who has died at 99, spent nearly half his life jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

9. WHERE THE OLYMPICS SEEK A FRESH START

Tokyo was supposed to be a "safe pair of hands" after Rio de Janeiro's corruption and near-meltdown three years ago. Mostly, it has been, despite some scandals and high costs.

10. A NEW ALL-TIME BOX OFFICE CHAMPION

"Avengers: Endgame" has passed "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. "Avatar" had the record for a decade at $2.789 billion.

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