10 things you need to know today: August 28, 2015

Seventy-one dead migrants found in a truck in Austria, the Dow makes big gains, and more

Over 70 migrants were found dead in a truck on an Austrian highway.
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1. Dozens of bodies, presumably refugees, found in truck on Austrian highway

The bodies of 71 people were found in an abandoned truck in Austria on the main expressway between Vienna and Budapest on Thursday. Investigators suspect the dead — 60 men, eight women, and three small children — were refugees from Syria, based on travel documents in the truck. Hungarian police arrested the truck owner and two drivers. In another tragedy in Europe's growing refugee crisis, 200 migrants were feared dead when their boat sank off Libya.

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Harold Maass is a contributing editor at The Week. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 debut of the U.S. print edition and served as editor of TheWeek.com when it launched in 2008. Harold started his career as a newspaper reporter in South Florida and Haiti. He has previously worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, ABC News and Fox News, and for several years wrote a daily roundup of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance.