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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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  • Selinsgrove man dies when tractor flips in Chapman Township

    PORT TREVORTON — A 57-year-old Selinsgrove man died Tuesday evening when the farm tractor he was driving overturned and pinned him beneath it, according to Snyder County Coroner Bruce Hummel.

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  • VanKirk 'Real hero' of World War II dies

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died Monday of natural causes in the retirement home where he lived in Georgia. He was 93.

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  • Mayor: Rental ban for drug dealers a success

    SUNBURY — A controversial landlord-tenant ordinance passed by the City Council in 2012 has become one of Sunbury’s “better success stories,” Mayor David Persing said Tuesday.

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  • Mom cited for allegedly leaving baby in car for 12 minutes

    LEWISBURG — A summary citation carrying a maximum fine of $127.50 was filed Tuesday against a Lewisburg woman accused of leaving her 10-month-old baby unattended for 12 minutes in a car in Union County on July 21.

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  • Line Mountain district, teachers $1.2M apart in contract talks

    MANDATA — Separate proposals from the Line Mountain School District and its teachers union are $1.2 million apart and not getting any closer, according to Benjamin L. Pratt, the district’s labor counsel at the CGA Law Firm.

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  • Road work: Expect traffic delays on Route 54 near Danville

    RIVERSIDE — Motorists in the Danville-Riverside area are advised that a 2.2-mile micro-surfacing project on Route 54 from Riverside borough to Boyd Station in Northumberland County will begin this afternoon.

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  • Blood trail leads to stabbing suspect in Montour County

    DANVILLE — Borough police followed a trail of blood along a sidewalk, up a staircase and down a hallway that led to a moaning woman who they say knifed another woman Sunday night.

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  • Spencer_Maria1.jpg Maria Spencer charged with murdering her ex-husband

    SELINSGROVE — On Monday, a little more than two years after Frank Spencer was executed outside his Columbia County home, his former wife and her father were charged in his murder and the attempted homicide of Spencer’s girlfriend.

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  • Opponents, supporters to discuss clean air rules

    DENVER — Hundreds of people are expected to attend public hearings this week in a handful of cities across the U.S. to tell federal regulators what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants.

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