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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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  • Luksik, Peg Independent hopefuls may widen gubernatorial field

    Just when Pennsylvania voters were getting used to the idea of a gubernatorial election showdown between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, other hopefuls may soon be joining the fray. Johnstown resident Peg Luksik, who twice ran for governor as the Constitutional Party nominee, knows what it's like.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scaife remembered for strong convictions

    At a weekend memorial service, publisher Richard Mellon Scaife was remembered by the archbishop of Washington as someone who had the courage to stand “for things that mattered.”

    July 27, 2014

  • DePasquale Auditor: More Marcellus Shale well inspectors needed

    The state’s 83 well inspectors face a daunting enough challenge keeping tabs on 120,000 active oil and gas wells that have been drilled over the past century.
    But boom times in the Marcellus Shale are bringing online thousands more wells that use a complicated process requiring more careful oversight.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Strained relationship between Corbett, Legislature not new

    Poking and prodding the Legislature to act on pension reform, Gov. Tom Corbett urged lawmakers to shorten their summer break and come back to the Capitol early.
    It’s a modest victory. The House will return to session Aug. 4, instead of the middle of September. And there’s little hint that lawmakers intend to knock themselves out trying to satisfy the governor.

    July 26, 2014

  • Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would make a centerpiece of his first budget proposal an increase in income taxes on Pennsylvania’s higher-earners to help expand the state’s share of public education funding in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar reduction in local property taxes levied by school boards.

    July 26, 2014

  • Penn State Abuse 27 Son: Joe Paterno afraid of wrongly accusing Sandusky

    Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn’t informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.

    July 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • State in Brief | Two guns found at alleged hospital shooter's home

    Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.

    July 26, 2014

  • Woman raising stink about people using backyard near turnpike as a rest stop

    A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols.

    July 23, 2014

  • Parts of I-80, I-380 jumping to 70 mph

    Speed limits on more than 100 miles of two interstates in Pennsylvania will rise to 70 mph for the first time this summer, with similar increases possible next year on other stretches of roadway around the state, state transportation officials said Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Trial ordered for inmate in cellmate’s death

    An SCI-Houtzdale prison inmate has been ordered to stand trial on charges in the beating death of his cellmate a year ago.

    July 23, 2014

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Tackling the area's drug problem.
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