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July 16, 2013

Top 10 stories from Associated Press

Here is a look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. SENATE SHOWDOWN ON FILIBUSTERS LOOMS

The Senate makes another run at whether to allow simple-majority votes to confirm presidential nominees after senators tried overnight 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. AG 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. SHIP SEIZED WITH ARMS IN PANAMA

The country's president says it has seized a North Korean-flagged boat carrying what appear to be ballistic missiles and other arms from Cuba.

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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