1. MIDEAST CRISIS
What’s next?: So far, there’s no peace deal in Cairo, but there’s no fighting in Gaza, either. Entering the third day of a 72-hour cease-fire, officials from Israel and the Palestinian side – including Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Palestine Liberation Organization – gathered in Egypt for talks about how to make the truce last. Will they strike a peace agreement? Will the truce be extended? Stay tuned.
Fears grow: The Centers for Disease Control has raised its Ebola response to the highest level out of a growing fear the deadly virus may reach the United States. The World Health Organization announced yesterday that 932 deaths had been reported or confirmed as a result of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Nearly all of those deaths have been in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where more than 1,700 cases have been reported.
3. HAWAII STORMS
Surf’s up: You’ll have to pardon the people of Hawaii if they are freaking out over an approaching hurricane. It’s the kind of thing that rarely happens around there. And there are two headed their way. There’s Hurricane Iselle, which looks like it will smack into the Big Island tonight, and the less threatening Hurricane Julio over the weekend. The surfers are loving it. Everyone else, not so much.
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Five Things To Know For Your New Day – Thursday, August 7, 2014 was originally published on praisecleveland.com