5 things you need to know Thursday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Thursday, Aug. 21:

1. Storms possible today, more on Friday

A YELLOW Alert will remain in effect through Friday for showers and storms. The Thursday morning commute will be dry but the ride home could be stormy again. FULL FORECAST

2. Former Va. governor to address marriage at trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond. READ MORE

3. Computer virus caused data breach at UPS stores in 24 states

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. FULL STORY

4. U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged; 1 to speak out

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta announced early Thursday that it will discharge two Ebola patients. The hospital said one of the patients, Dr. Kent Brantly, will be present at the conference and is expected to make a statement. READ MORE

5. High court halts VA same-sex marriage, couple has plan B

The U.S. Supreme Court has put a halt on same-sex marriage in Virginia which was supposed to be allowed to begin Thursday. The high court issued the block while pending an appeal of marriage equality. FULL STORY


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