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Morning Brief: August 20

by Kris Venezia
Kayak on Hudson River.

Dan Nguyen, Flickr

What you need to know for August 20!


Today, sunny with a high of 82, and tonight, clear with a low of 66. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting. [Miami Herald]

Militant group claims to have killed captive American. [New York Times]

Lawmakers pushes New York City Board of Elections to go digital. [WFUV News]

Times Square costumed characters rally against NYPD's "hostile" action. [ABC NY]


The New York Yankees host the Houson Astros at 7:05. 

The New York Mets are in Oakland to face the Athletics at 10:05. 

On Stage Tonight

• Rod Stewart and Santana @ Jones Beach Theater

• Albert Lee featuring Cindy Cashdollar @ City Winery
• Rex Fowler of Aztec Two Step @ the Falcon
• Christopher Cross @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center

Today in History

In 1938, Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd grand slam. The record stood until Alex Rodriguez broke it in 2013. 



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