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July 11, 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. CRASH PROBE LOOKS AT COCKPIT COMMUNICATION

The instructor and trainee pilot on board Asiana Flight 214 were flying together for the first time doing unfamiliar duties.

2. WHAT THE 9/11 MASTERMIND DID IN SECRET CIA PRISON

The AP’s Adam Goldman reports Khalid Sheikh Mohammed made a vacuum cleaner and liked to read Harry Potter books.

3. EGYPT’S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD: ‘DICTATORSHIP IS BACK’

They say they will never work with the nation’s interim rulers, who have ordered the arrest of the group’s leader.

4. ZIMMERMAN JURY TO GET CASE

Closing arguments were planned today, and Florida police were preparing for civil unrest after the outcome of the racially charged trial.

5. CANADA’S WORST RAIL ACCIDENT IN MORE THAN A CENTURY

With 50 presumed dead, the owner of the train company blamed the derailment on an engineer he said didn’t properly apply brakes.

6. REPUBLICANS BALK AT IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL

House members indicated they would consider only border security measures and not the citizenship path for millions that is key to Obama’s plan.

7. BOMBING SURVIVOR: TSARNAEV ‘SMUG’

MIT campus police chief John DiFava was disappointed by the suspect’s nonchalant appearance in court as he pleaded not guilty in the April 15 marathon explosions.

8. ARREST IN CALIF. AUTISTIC BOY’S DISAPPEARANCE

A 16-year-old family member was arrested on suspicion of murder after a body matching the description of the 11-year-old boy was discovered in a shallow grave.

9. RANDY TRAVIS SUFFERS STROKE

The troubled country music star remained hospitalized in critical condition after undergoing surgery in Texas.

10. WILL AND KATE’S BABY SECRET PUTS SOUVENIR MAKERS ON NOTICE

Without knowing the upcoming heir to the throne’s gender or name, British manufacturers will have to rush to put finishing touches on royal baby mementos.

 

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  • 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

  • eyebrows.jpg Coming Sunday: Browsing for brows

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

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

  • Driver to police: 'Just shoot me'

    WATSONTOWN — A Turbotville man has been charged with making terroristic threats and disturbing the peace after he allegedly threatened to shoot people in a bar and said he had a weapon.

    July 24, 2014

  • New panel of officers installed by CSIU directors

    MONTANDON — A new executive team was installed at Wednesday night’s Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit meeting, as the terms of the present leadership expired this month. Act 102 of 1970, which first created 29 IUs in Pennsylvania, requires  intermediate unit directors to elect board of director officers annually in July.
     

    July 24, 2014

  • Geisinger, Highmark deal moving ahead

    DANVILLE — A five-year extension of the contract between Geisinger Health System and Highmark Inc. won’t be affected by a dispute last year over Highmark allegedly undervaluing Geisinger’s health plan and charging certain plan holders more for care at Geisinger facilities.
     

    July 24, 2014

  • Pickleball players get game on

    SUNBURY — Jan Dockey has been asking the City Council for three months to consider creating a pickleball court.
     

    July 24, 2014

  • $23 million sweep under way

    After years of finger-pointing and blame, Northumberland County officials have launched an initiative to try to collect $22.8 million in unpaid fines and restitution from what might be 14,000 cases.

    July 24, 2014

  • Mazzeo a finalist for Middletown post

    Former Sunbury police chief Steve Mazzeo is one of three finalists for the same position in a borough about 65 miles away.

    July 24, 2014

  • rundown25zope.jpg Blighted block going bye-bye in Atlas

    Nearly an entire township block in Atlas will be torn down in Mount Carmel Township, utilizing funds from Northumberland County and its Housing Authority in an effort to fight blight. Half of this block is proposed to be developed as low-income senior living units.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

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