It's Friday, July 25 and here is your day ahead:
In local news...
WEATHER: On and off showers are expected today, so you may want to keep an umbrella nearby. Warmer and more humid air moves in, pushing temperatures to the upper 70s. Full forecast
Fifty unaccompanied immigrant children, who have crossed the US border, are finding shelter in Wisconsin this morning. However, it's not clear exactly where. The federal government has placed more than 30,000 kids with sponsors since the beginning of the year. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says the city is looking at possible sites to house up to 250 children. More on this story
2. POVERTY PLAN
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says he has a plan to reduce poverty across the country. He's proposing to consolidate 11 federal programs and give states a block of money to address poverty issues. The pilot program would allow states to submit a plan for how they want to provide safety-net programs to people in need. More on this story
3. MILLER PARK
A fire won't stop a Miller Park restaurant from serving baseball fans at tonight's game. TGIFriday's partially reopened for last night's game and offered a limited menu. A fire on Monday caused $700,000 worth of damage. There's still a lot of repairs that need to be done, and there isn't a timetable for when the restaurant will be fully running. More on this story
4. EAA AIRVENTURE
Preparations are underway in Oshkosh for the world's biggest air festival. The EAA Airventure opens on Monday. War planes are being moved and volunteers are camping out, pitching in to set up the festival. The fly-in brings a half-million people to Oshkosh annually. New this year, there's a mobile app to help you navigate the week-long event. More on this story
In national news...
1. AIR ALGERIE CRASH
Wreckage found: No one survived the crash of an Air Algerie flight that went down in a desert in northern Mali. Flight 5017 was carrying at least 116 people when it departed for Algeria from Burkina Faso. It disappeared from radar after diverting from its planned course due to bad weather. Mali will lead the investigation into the crash. Air Algerie is Algeria's national airline, with flights to 28 countries. More on this story
2. UKRAINE – MALAYSIA AIRLINES
Help from Moscow: Serious allegations from the United States: Washington says it has proof that Russia is firing into Ukraine. "We have ... evidence that Russia is firing artillery from within Russia to attack Ukrainian military positions," said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. The Ukrainian government has been battling pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. More than 400 people have died in the fighting.
Bodies: More bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are expected to arrive in the Netherlands today. The Boeing 777 was shot down by a suspected surface-to-air missile last week over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. More on this story
3. MIDEAST CRISIS
The conflict continues: There's plenty of controversy surrounding a U.N. shelter in northern Gaza that was hit during yesterday's fighting. At least 16 people were killed and more than 200 wounded, officials said. A Palestinian government statement condemned the incident, calling it brutal Israeli aggression, but it's unclear who was behind the incident. The Israeli military said it could have been a rocket fired from Gaza that fell short of Israel and exploded. More on this story
4. IRAQ – JONAH'S TOMB
Holy site's demise: Militants belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, have blown up Jonah's tomb in northern Iraq. Civil defense officials said the Islamist group planted explosives around the tomb and detonated it remotely. The holy site is thought to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah, who was swallowed by a whale or fish in both the Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions. The group has taken over large chunks of Iraq and Syria, and have declared it an Islamic state. More on this story
5. MOON BASE SECRETS
Space race: The United States had big plans for the moon back in the 1960s. Slipping behind the Soviets at the tail end of the last decade, the U.S. Army created "Project Horizon." It had ambitious goals, and military officials wanted it to have the same type of status as the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb. There were plans for a moon base, water and oxygen systems, lunar nuclear power plants - you get the idea. The details come from declassified national security documents released this week. Ultimately, the military didn't get its way. NASA, the U.S. space agency, put the first man on the moon in 1969. More on this story