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July 18, 2013

10 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. MANDELA TURNS 95 IN HOSPITAL

The South African leader’s daughter says he has improved after fears he has been close to death for weeks with a lung infection.

2. WHEN RELIEF FROM US HEAT WAVE IS COMING

A cold front is moving south today from Canada, but the Northeast and Midwest won’t see temperatures out of the 90s until the weekend.

3. STUDENTS GET A DEAL ON LOANS

The Senate could vote today on a compromise that would erase a planned increase and let undergraduates borrow at 3.85 percent.

4. OBAMA’S FIGHT AGAINST RACIAL PROFILING

As an Illinois state senator, the future president worked for four years to pass a bill requiring police to keep track of the race of people they pulled over.

5. RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER CONVICTED

Protests were expected in Moscow after popular blogger and mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny netted a five-year prison term for embezzlement.

6. HOW ZIMMERMAN JURORS SPENT THEIR TIME

The six women took in movies like “World War Z,” went bowling, had pedicures and saw fireworks — at a bill to Florida taxpayers of $33,000.

7. PESTICIDE TAINTED INDIA’S SCHOOL LUNCHES

Autopsies on the 22 children killed when they ate the free meals traced the insecticide to either the food or cooking oil.

8. ROLLING STONE COVER SPARKS OUTRAGE

In a close-up photo, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev looks more like a young Bob Dylan or Jim Morrison than the man suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing.

9. COUNTDOWN TO COMIC-CON

The annual pop-culture celebration — featuring the planet’s hottest films, TV shows, video games and comic books — blasts off today in San Diego.

10. ONLINE SHOWS VIE FOR EMMY NOMS

“House of Cards” and “Arrested Development” are Netflix-only series vying with favorites “Homeland” and “Modern Family” for TV’s biggest awards today.

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    Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her car at gunpoint and drove it into a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia on Friday, killing two children and critically injuring three other people, police said.

    July 25, 2014

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    As makeup sales soar, four tips to make your eyebrows raise others'. Coming Sunday

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man calls police chief "brain dead"

    A Liberty Township man was cited for placing a sign calling Mahoning Township’s police chief “brain dead and hell bound.”

    July 25, 2014

  • New warden returning to Lewisburg penitentiary

    David J. Ebbert has been tapped to replace Jeff Thomas as warden at United States Penitentiary in Lewisburg.

    July 25, 2014

  • Fast food workers to escalate wage demands

    Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

    July 25, 2014

  • 1plane18.jpg Air travel a leap of faith for passengers

    Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Honduran president: U.S. has enormous responsibility for crisis

    The historic influx of illegal immigrants from Central America is caused primarily by the high demand for illicit drugs in the United States, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said Thursday.

    July 25, 2014

  • Today's Editorial: Child's sensibilities shield bad parents

    Periodically, a decree goes forth from the county seat announcing a special on child support, generally in the form of reducing charges and fines for all those able and willing to make good on some payments now past due.

    July 25, 2014

  • Budd fundraising run to pass Geisinger

    MILTON — It’s “kickstands up” tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. from LT’s Tavern on Route 405 in Milton where hundreds of motorcycles will take off on a run to raise funds for the Budds, the Ohio family whose matriarch, Sharon, recovers at Geisinger Medical Center from grave injuries suffered in a rock-throwing incident two weeks ago.

    July 25, 2014

  • Attorneys seek $28G more from Line Mountain in wrestling case

    WILLIAMSPORT — The legal fee issue between the Line Mountain School District and the Beattie family, which successfully sued the district to allow seventh-grader Audriana Beattie to participate on the all-male wrestling team, is not over.

    July 24, 2014

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