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June 21, 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. BRAZIL CABINET TO MEET AFTER PROTESTS GROW VIOLENT

About 1 million people rallied in more than 80 cities as Confederations Cup games began; one protester was killed and least 40 were hurt.

2. EDGY INVESTORS WATCH WALL STREET

Asian stock markets fell today and the Dow had its biggest drop of the year yesterday over concerns about the Fed’s plans to cut its stimulus program.

3. KEY IMMIGRATION COMPROMISE REACHED

The Senate agreed on a military-style surge to secure the U.S.-Mexican border, boosting momentum for passage of the overhaul.

4. OBAMA NAMING NEW FBI DIRECTOR

James Comey was George W. Bush’s No. 2 at the Justice Department, known for a 2004 standoff with the White house over warrantless wiretapping programs.

5. WATCHDOG BLAMES FIRM THAT CLEARED NSA LEAKER

An inspector general says the company that conducted Edward Snowden’s background check is under investigation.

6. WHO ISN’T ON GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S JURY

Men. Most of the six women picked to hear the racially charged murder trial are white.

7. CANADA FLOODS WASH CARS AND FURNITURE AWAY

As many as 100,000 people face evacuation, and waters that caused mudslides and closed the Trans-Canada Highway were rising.

8. CLEARING THE HAZE IN SINGAPORE

Indonesia has sent planes and helicopters to tamp down forest fires that are blamed for Singapore’s three days of record-high air pollution.

9. WHY CRITICS SAY MAINE GOVERNOR HAS GONE TOO FAR

Paul LePage, who once told NAACP leaders to “kiss my butt,” on Thursday used a sexually vulgar phrase to describe how he thinks a lawmaker is taking advantage of people.

10. CHAMPIONS AGAIN

LeBron James’ 37 points led the Heat to a 95-88 Game 7 win over San Antonio and Miami’s second straight championship.

 

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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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