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July 16, 2013

10 things you need to know for Today

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

1. SENATE SHOWDOWN ON FILIBUSTERS LOOMS.

Several votes were set today on whether to allow simple-majority votes to confirm presidential nominees, after senators met overnight trying to hash out a deal.

2. A BLOW TO MEXICO’S MOST FEARED DRUG CARTEL.

Zetas gang leader Miguel Angel Trevino was captured by Mexican marines who intercepted a pickup truck with $2 million in cash in it.

3. A.G. CALLS MARTIN’S SHOOTING ’UNNECESSARY’

Eric Holder is speaking again about the acquittal of an ex-neighborhood watch man in the teen’s death while an investigation into possible civil rights charges could take months.

4. JUROR: ZIMMERMAN JURY WAS INITIALLY SPLIT.

The woman known as Juror B37 tells CNN that three out of six had favored conviction, but changed their minds. The juror has since dropped an idea to write a book.

5. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON A BUDGET.

The AP’s polling director Jennifer Agiesta reports that 32 percent of Americans track their income and expenses every month; 30 percent have long-term financial plans.

6. WHO SOUTH KOREA BLAMES FOR CYBERATTACKS.

An investigator’s report says North Korea shut down major websites on the Korean War’s 63rd anniversary, based on an analysis of codes and Internet addresses.

7. RUSSIA’S WAR GAMES.

President Vladimir Putin watched the biggest military maneuvers since Soviet times, involving 160,000 troops, on a Pacific island.

8. JODI ARIAS BACK IN COURT.

Her lawyers want to throw out a jury’s finding that made her eligible for the death penalty for shooting and stabbing her on-again, off-again boyfriend.

9. WATERGATE FIGURE DIES.

Leonard Garment, an adviser who urged President Richard Nixon not to destroy tapes of his conversations, was 89.

10 . ON DECK AT ALL-STAR GAME: YOUNG TALENT.

Mike Trout, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are playing in tonight’s game, among a wave of skilled, youthful players changing the makeup of the Big Leagues.

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  • State: Discard raw milk from Greenfield Dairy

    MIDDLEBURG — Consumers should discard raw milk purchased recently from the Greenfield Dairy of Middleburg, which also has temporarily suspended production after Listeria monocytogenes was discovered in the product following routine testing, the state Department of Agriculture announced today.

    April 18, 2014

  • Penn State police: Three posed nude at Nittany shrine

    STATE COLLEGE — Penn State police say three male students who reportedly posed nude for a photo at the university’s Nittany Lion Shrine face school discipline.

    April 18, 2014

  • State unemployment rate drops to 6 percent in March

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate has continued its steady decline. The state Department of Labor and Industry says unemployment fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent in March.

    April 18, 2014

  • Report: Pennsylvania forests impacted by drilling

    PITTSBURGH — A small portion of Pennsylvania state forest land has been impacted by shale gas drilling, but many questions remain about how to manage the politically sensitive issue that is opposed by many residents, according to a new report.

    April 18, 2014

  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Route 45 east of Montandon

    MONTANDON — A paving project is slowing traffic today on Route 45 east of Montandon.

    April 18, 2014

  • Accident victims remain in critical condition this morning

    DANVILLE - Victims from serious traffic accidents the past two days remain in critical condition this morning at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

    April 18, 2014

  • Porn prank riles Bucknell University president

    LEWISBURG — A fake email that contained a link to a pornographic website was sent to Bucknell students, faculty and staff on Tuesday night.

    April 18, 2014

  • 28-mile cross walk steps off in Northumberland

    SUNBURY — Two “cross walks” this morning, including a 28-mile trek from Northumberland to Beaver Springs, are among the highlights of Easter activities and services in the Valley.

    April 18, 2014

  • rsstrike18a.jpg Picketing begins at four Danville schools

    DANVILLE — It started like any other school day during the year, with teachers up early and arriving at school at 7:30 in the morning.

     

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  • Line Mountain board, teachers to talk Tuesday

    MANDATA — Line Mountain school board President Troy Laudenslager is far more optimistic this week than he has been as the board and the Line Mountain Education Association head into their first contract negotiation session in three months.

    April 18, 2014

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