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July 1, 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. 19 IN ELITE FIREFIGHTING UNIT KILLED BATTLING ARIZONA BLAZE

The “hot shot” firefighters were brought into the central Arizona town of Yarnell to protect residents from a fire that destroyed 200 homes.

2. PROTESTERS STORM HEADQUARTERS OF MORSI GROUP

They ransacked the Cairo headquarters of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood as protesters geared up for a second day of rallies aimed at forcing the president from power.

3. WHO’S LEVELING NEW SURVEILLANCE ACCUSATIONS

Key allies are threatening sanctions against the U.S. over a report of covert listening devices installed in European Union offices.

4. KERRY LEAVES MIDEAST TO MEND FENCES WITH CHINA, RUSSIA

He arrived in Brunei today for a regional security conference, where he is likely to talk to both nations’ ministers about NSA leaker Eric Snowden.

5. SAN FRANCISCO TRANSIT WORKERS STRIKE

Two of the area’s rapid transit unions are walking out today, derailing more than 400,000 riders who use the nation’s fifth-largest rail system.

6. TWO U.S. PRESIDENTS IN AFRICA

Obama finishes his African tour in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where former president George W. Bush is attending a conference.

7. DEADLY FALL AT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

A 31-year-old French performer was being hoisted up the side of the stage when she plummeted to an open pit during the “Ka” show in Las Vegas.

8. RECREATING PIVOTAL CIVIL WAR BATTLE

History buffs playing Union and Confederate soldiers shook hands near a stone wall after re-enacting the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

9. LOST LIMB RETURNED AFTER MORE THAN 40 YEARS

An American doctor flew into Vietnam to return the bones of an arm he amputated from a soldier in 1966.

10. WILD PERFORMANCES AT BET AWARDS

Erykah Badu brought a white poodle onstage for her act, and Charlie Wilson jammed with Justin Timberlake. No one won the top video of the year award.

 

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    STATE COLLEGE - Two former Penn State assistant football coaches, including a son of the late Joe Paterno, are suing the university, alleging that it fired them prematurely after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal surfaced.

    July 23, 2014

  • 400-pound bull on the lam

    State police and a western Pennsylvania cattle owner are looking for a 2-year-old bull that has been missing for more than a week.

    July 23, 2014

  • Complainer: Cars whiz by, and drivers take whiz

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has asked state police to increase patrols near an area of the toll road where a woman says she can see motorists exposing and relieving themselves near her backyard.

    July 23, 2014

  • spider24online.jpg Arachnid alert!

    We came across this spider brunching on another today near the American Legion post in Herndon. We aren't sure what type of spiders they are. Particularly the one with the full stomach. Do you?

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Today's Editorial: Experts showing the way for reform

    Domestic abuse remains one of the most prevalent crimes nationally yet remains routinely unreported.

    July 23, 2014

  • Feds ship 500 children to Pennsylvania

    HARRISBURG — An influx of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border is spilling into Pennsylvania, as state officials received word Monday that more than 500 are being housed in the commonwealth.

    July 22, 2014

  • Hope Lewis Inmate's widow wants $750,000 from Northumberland County

    SUNBURY — The widow of a Shamokin man who hanged himself inside Northumberland County Prison is demanding $750,000, the firing of all jail employees who worked the night of June 16 and a complete overhaul of policies and procedures for suicidal inmates.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vancliff Lifer gets more time for molesting Danville girls

    WILKES-BARRE — A convicted murderer accused of having persuaded a former Danville woman to bring two girls to visit him in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison so he could molest them has been sentenced to additional prison time and fined.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Union County driver, 86, dies near Weikert

    WEIKERT — An 86-year-old Weikert man died in a one-car accident Tuesday morning, when he lost control of his vehicle on Weikert Road in front of the Union County Sportsman’s Club, veered off the road and slammed into a tree.

    July 22, 2014

  • Director hired for Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area

    BURNSIDE — An Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area committee member with experience in the ATV industry was named the operations director of the park during Monday night’s authority meeting.

    July 22, 2014

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