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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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    July 23, 2014

  • DanCrash23.jpg BREAKING NEWS: Woman killed today in Danville area collision

    DANVILLE – An older woman, from the area, was killed in a log truck-car crash at about 1:45 this afternoon at Routes 642 and 54 in Valley Township.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jay Paterno sues Penn State for 'rush to judgment'

    STATE COLLEGE - Two former Penn State assistant football coaches, including a son of the late Joe Paterno, are suing the university, alleging that it fired them prematurely after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal surfaced.

    July 23, 2014

  • 400-pound bull on the lam

    State police and a western Pennsylvania cattle owner are looking for a 2-year-old bull that has been missing for more than a week.

    July 23, 2014

  • Complainer: Cars whiz by, and drivers take whiz

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has asked state police to increase patrols near an area of the toll road where a woman says she can see motorists exposing and relieving themselves near her backyard.

    July 23, 2014

  • spider24online.jpg Arachnid alert!

    We came across this spider brunching on another today near the American Legion post in Herndon. We aren't sure what type of spiders they are. Particularly the one with the full stomach. Do you?

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Today's Editorial: Experts showing the way for reform

    Domestic abuse remains one of the most prevalent crimes nationally yet remains routinely unreported.

    July 23, 2014

  • Feds ship 500 children to Pennsylvania

    HARRISBURG — An influx of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border is spilling into Pennsylvania, as state officials received word Monday that more than 500 are being housed in the commonwealth.

    July 22, 2014

  • Hope Lewis Inmate's widow wants $750,000 from Northumberland County

    SUNBURY — The widow of a Shamokin man who hanged himself inside Northumberland County Prison is demanding $750,000, the firing of all jail employees who worked the night of June 16 and a complete overhaul of policies and procedures for suicidal inmates.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vancliff Lifer gets more time for molesting Danville girls

    WILKES-BARRE — A convicted murderer accused of having persuaded a former Danville woman to bring two girls to visit him in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison so he could molest them has been sentenced to additional prison time and fined.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

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