Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. U.N. BACKS ASSERTION CHEMICAL WEAPONS USED IN SYRIA
But the global body says more evidence is needed to determine the precise chemical agents used or who used them.
2. SENATORS DETERMINED TO STOP SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN MILITARY
Congress is spelling out for the armed services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing the decades-old military justice system.
3. CONGRESS POISED TO SCRUTINIZE IRS
Conservative groups who were targeted by the agency are getting their say on Capitol Hill, as details of another IRS controversy are being made public.
4. “BLADE RUNNER” GETS DAY IN COURT
Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian, has his murder trial postponed until Aug. 19 so that the prosecution has more time to investigate.
5. FORT HOOD SUSPECT WILL REPRESENT HIMSELF
Maj. Nidal Hasan plans a “defense of others” strategy. He may argue he was protecting fellow Muslims in Afghanistan from soldiers preparing to deploy from the Texas Army post.
6. WHAT’S BEHIND THE PROTESTS IN TURKEY
Demonstrators fear that Prime Minister Erdogan is forcing his conservative Islamic outlook on secular Turks.
7. AP: GOVERNMENT HAS SECRET EMAIL ACCOUNTS
AP’s Jack Gillum finds that the practice could interfere with an agency’s legal responsibilities to find and turn over email.
8. WHEN STORM CHASERS GET TOO CLOSE TO THE ACTION
The deaths in Oklahoma of three tornado researchers underscore the risks of getting too close to violent storms.
9. WHY SUNSCREEN MAY MAKE YOU LOOK BETTER
A study finds that those who use sunscreen regularly have younger-looking skin.
10. IT’LL BE HEAT-SPURS FOR THE TITLE
LeBron James scores 32 points and Miami takes any suspense out of reaching the NBA Finals for a third straight year with a 99-76 rout of Indiana.