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July 17, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. HOUSE SET TO VOTE ON OBAMACARE LIMITS

Emboldened by Obama’s delay of a key requirement of his signature policy, votes are set today to delay the law’s individual and employer mandates.

2. SENATE PACT AVERTS FILIBUSTER FIGHT

Republicans agreed to simple-majority votes on seven Obama nominees and opted against permanently changing the rules.

3. CUBA SAID WEAPONS ON KOREAN SHIP OBSOLETE

The military equipment found buried under sacks of sugar in a ship seized in Panama was in need of repair, Cuba says.

4. 21 CHILDREN DIE AFTER EATING SCHOOL LUNCH

The children, aged 8 to 11, fell ill after eating the free meals at a primary school in eastern India.

5. ZIMMERMAN JURORS SPEAK OUT

Four jurors said Juror B37, who said in an interview that Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin both played a role in the teen’s shooting, doesn’t speak for them.

6. WHO DEMOCRATS LOOK TO FOR HELP ON IMMIGRATION

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate last year, has said a sweeping overhaul is necessary to both economic and national security.

7. ANOTHER CHENEY SEEKS OFFICE

Liz Cheney, the former VP’s daughter, says she wants to challenge Wyoming U.S. Mike Enzi in a GOP primary to bring a “new generation” to Washington.

8. DRUG, ALCOHOL OVERDOSE KILLS ‘GLEE’ STAR

An autopsy found Cory Monteith had heroin and alcohol in his system; police said he likely took the drugs alone in his Vancouver hotel room.

9. NEAR-DEADLY END TO SPACEWALK

Investigators don’t know why an Italian astronaut had water leak into his helmet, making him unable to speak or hear.

10. ALL-STARS SHINE AGAIN

Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect eighth inning as the AL beat the NL 3-0 at New York’s CitiField.

 

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    DANVILLE — Dogs are often considered man’s best friend, but a recent study shows that pooches can get a little green over how much time you spend with other canines.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • lottery Big lottery payouts pay off for seniors

    HARRISBURG — State lottery officials say less means more for seniors.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donations to Budd family near $60,000

    SHAMOKIN DAM — The Valley continues to give as fundraisers keep forming and donations steadily pour in for the Budd family, of Ohio, while Sharon Budd continues her fight back from drastic injuries suffered when a rock thrown from an Interstate 80 overpass in Union County slammed through the windshield of the family’s vehicle three weeks ago.

    July 30, 2014

  • B-17 fly-over to honor 'Dutch' VanKirk

    NORTHUMBERLAND — A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress will soar in honor of the late Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk during his graveside services Tuesday morning.

    July 30, 2014

  • dogs31.jpg Is Spike spiteful?

    Dog is often considered man’s best friend, but a recent study shows he may be a little green over how much time you spend with other pooches.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • CORBETT_TomC.jpg Corbett: VanKirk helped to save the world

    Gov. Tom Corbett today issued the following statement on the death of Northumberland County native Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay:

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Afraid of grandson? "Now I am," Amanda Trometter says

    Erick Trometter slept with hunting and butcher knives beside his bed while living with the grandmother he allegedly attacked on the morning he was shot after allegedly pulling a knife on a city police officer.

    July 30, 2014

  • vk1.jpg Ted VanKirk: Seen from above

    The Daily Item is republishing online its spring 2012 interview with Northumberland native Ted “Dutch” VanKirk, the navigator of the Enola Gay, which dropped the first of two atomic bombs on Japan in 1945. The story appeared in Inside Pennsylvania magazine. VanKirk died Monday in Georgia at age 93.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • vankirk_ted1.jpg “The Japanese were beaten before we even dropped the bomb”

    Compared to the 58 other missions they ran together, the one they were assigned to carry out on Aug. 6, 1945 was easy.
    There would be no return fire, flying conditions were ideal, and if all went according to plan, they would be back to the base in Tinian by nightfall.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Ritz-Craft Ritz-Craft to hire 60 for Mifflinburg plant

    MIFFLINBURG — Sixty jobs are coming to Mifflinburg as a Ritz-Craft production facility that went dark seven years ago amid the housing downturn will come back on line during the next few months, company officials announced Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

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