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July 10, 2013

10 things to know for today

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

1. NEW PRIME MINISTER BEGINS ROCKY TRANSITION IN EGYPT

Economist Hazem el-Beblawi was to begin forming a cabinet as Morsi supporters vowed to continue street protests until the ousted leader is returned to power.

2. CRASH PROBE FOCUSES ON AUTOMATED LANDING SYSTEM

The NTSB says Asiana pilots relied on the equipment to control the speed of the jet that came in to San Francisco too slowly.

3. WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR CANADA RAIL WRECK

Police opened a criminal probe into the derailment that killed at least 15. Officials raised the possibility the train was tampered with before the crash.

4. BOSTON BOMB SURVIVORS TO SEE SUSPECT IN COURT

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty for the April 15 explosions that killed three and wounded more than 260.

5. EVIDENCE PILES UP AGAINST HERNANDEZ

The ex-New England Patriot was named as the shooter of a semi-pro player, while other documents show he rented a car wanted in a double slaying.

6. SECRET FOOTAGE OF PRESIDENT IN WHEELCHAIR

An Indiana professor found never-before-seen film of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Pearl Harbor being pushed in his chair, a secret kept until after he died.

7. ZIMMERMAN DEFENSE NEARS END

Attorney Mark O'Mara said he will rest his case today, after asking a judge to admit shooting victim Trayvon Martin's text messages about his interest in fighting.

8. KOREAS RESTART TALKS ON REOPENING FACTORY COMPLEX

Officials met in a North Korea border town to talk about how to reopen the Kaesong complex, shut earlier this year following Pyongyang's third nuclear test.

9. ANOTHER DEPARTURE FROM 'THE VIEW'

Conservative co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck is leaving ABC's talk show for the three-hour morning show "Fox & Friends."

10. WHY THIS MAYOR HASN'T BEEN TO SCHOOL

Robert "Bobby" Tufts is just 4 years old and heads Dorset, Minn., population 22 to 28. He's running for a second term.

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    Police in southeastern Pennsylvania say a 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a passing van hours after returning from his father’s funeral.

    April 14, 2014

  • Woman gets 6 to 12 years in infant kidnapping

    A Pittsburgh area woman was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison after she was convicted of kidnapping an infant by luring the mother to a Fayette County motel with a phony story about a commercial photo shoot for disposable diapers.

    April 11, 2014

  • APTOPIX High School Stabbings.jpg Lawyer: Evaluate stabbing suspect’s mental health

    The attorney for a 16-year-old accused of stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at their high school said Thursday he wants to have a mental health expert evaluate the boy and hopes to have the case moved to juvenile court.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obamas send prayers to school stabbing victims

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims of a stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school.

    April 9, 2014

  • High School Stabbings.jpg Stabbing spree at Westmoreland County high school leaves 20 injured

    A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal, authorities said.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • APTOPIX stabbings.jpg Student flashed 2 knives, injured 20 in Westmoreland County school, police say

    A 16-year-old boy "was flashing two knives around" when he injured 19 students and a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a police chief said.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police: Man killed by train was texting

    Police say a man killed by a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia was texting a friend when he was struck while walking on the tracks.

    April 8, 2014

  • Daniel.jpg Investigators seek cause of fire that killed three brothers

    Authorities searched the rubble of a burned-out farm house over the weekend for the cause of a fire that took the lives of three young brothers left home alone while their widowed mother worked the overnight shift at a direct mail company.

    April 7, 2014 2 Photos

  • Wozniak, John Lawmakers want more aid for cities

    Several bills circulating at the Capitol would open improvement zones more quickly or allow smaller cities to participate.
    Sen. John Wozniak, D-Westmont, wants to make the concept available to more cities the size of Johnstown.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • barbour021614.jpg No shows escaped death by Craigslist killer

    The young woman who says she was driven by satanic spirts to commit a cross-country murder spree over the last six years says authorities are not taking her claims seriously and that she tried to lure other central Pennslyvania men into her death snare with online companionship ads but they didn't show up.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

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