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June 7, 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. U.S. INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL TAKES UNUSUAL STAND

James Clapper declassifies some details of how the government collects information from Americans’ telephone and Internet use.

2. STAKES HIGH FOR WORLD LEADERS

Obama and China’s president are retreating to a sprawling desert estate in California for talks on issues including cybersecurity and North Korea’s nuclear threats.

3. HOW EUROPE MAY OVERCOME FEARS OF ARMING SYRIAN REBELS

France is exploring gadgetry that tracks the movement of anti-aircraft missiles or shuts them down from a distance.

4. IRS CONTRADICTED BY FIELD OFFICES

Two agents working in the agency’s Cincinnati office say higher-ups in Washington directed the targeting of conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.

5. ANDREA ZIPPING UP EAST COAST

The tropical storm heading toward Georgia and the Carolinas promises sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways this weekend.

6. WHAT’S HOLDING UP KOREAS TALKS

The rivals trade counterproposals over where to meet for talks Sunday, as mutual interest in mending abysmal ties clash with mistrust.

7. CLIMATE TENUOUS FOR JOBS REPORT

It comes at a time of anxiety over the U.S. economy and whether the Fed will soon scale back its extraordinary support.

8. FALLOUNT MOUNTING OVER BUILDING COLLAPSE

Philadelphia officials begin inspecting hundreds of demolition sites, the first of what could be several lawsuits has been filed and a criminal investigation appears to be underway.

9. HOW ARIZONA SHERIFF’S REVERSAL MAY AFFECT PEERS

Joe Arpaio, who led the way for local police across the country to take up immigration enforcement, is reconsidering his crackdowns.

10. SPURS PLAY TO STRENGTHS IN GAME 1

San Antonio sticks to winning NBA Finals formula of good defense and a little luck on offense to beat the Heat 92-88 and wrestle back home-court advantage.

 

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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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