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May 19, 2014

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. BELGRADE BRACES FOR FLOOD SURGE

A river water surge threatens to inundate Serbia's main power plant and cause major power cuts in the crisis-stricken country.

2. PUTIN ORDERS TROOPS NEAR UKRAINE BORDER TO RETURN HOME

The Russian president had previously claimed that the 40,000 troops had been withdrawn, but the U.S. and NATO saw no sign of that.

3. SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PUSHES FOR DISBANDING COAST GUARD

The leader, who took responsibility for the sunken ferry disaster, also wants to root out industry corruption that many say caused the accident that claimed 284 lives.

4. MOORE, OKLAHOMA: A YEAR SINCE THE TORNADO, IN PHOTOS

The halting recovery is seen in a series of AP photos that look at sites the day after the twister, and how the reconstruction is coming along.

5. WHY AT&T IS BUYING DIRECTV

With the acquisition, the nation's largest mobile carrier will be able to deliver premium content across platforms: television, computers, smartphones and tablets.

6. CHINESE SHIPS ARRIVE IN VIETNAM TO EVACUATE WORKERS

Tensions between Beijing and its neighbor have risen after rioters targeted Chinese workers and factories because of the territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

7. 'IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH' IS HARDER THAN IT SOUNDS

Poll finds caring for an ailing spouse is more stressful than caring for parents, or even in-laws.

8. HOW TEA PARTY LOSSES STILL SHAPE ELECTIONS

Tuesday's high-profile primary elections may see tea party Republicans losing individual races but nonetheless tugging the GOP rightward.

9. POP ROYALTY HAILED AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

A hologram of Michael Jackson brings many to tears, while Justin Timberlake takes home seven awards and Jennifer Lopez becomes the first woman to win the icon award.

10. WHICH NEW WORDS WERE ADDED TO THE DICTIONARY

You can, at last, find out what a "Yooper" is by checking Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. And if you still don't know what a turducken is, that's in there too.

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  • 20140727-AMX-GUNS271.jpg Beretta, other gun makers heading to friendlier states

    In moving south and taking 160 jobs with it, Beretta joins several other prominent gunmakers abandoning liberal states that passed tough gun laws after the Newtown shooting.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

    The shortage of meat is the result of China's latest food scandal, in which a Shanghai supplier allegedly tackled the problem of expired meat by putting it in new packaging and shipping it to fast-food restaurants around the country

    July 29, 2014

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.

    July 28, 2014

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

    July 28, 2014

  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

    July 25, 2014

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

    July 25, 2014

  • 10 things to know for today

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

     

    July 25, 2014

  • Illinois woman, 47, dies rescuing boy in Wisc. lake ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake.The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports 47-year-old Karen Wessel of Arlington Heights d

    July 25, 2014

  • Taiwan plane crash photo Air travel a leap of faith for passengers WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.Even after a week of multiple tragedies in worldwide aviation, “There

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arizona's prolonged lethal injection is fourth in U.S. this year

    Arizona's execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood marked the fourth time this year that a state failed to dispatch a convict efficiently, according to the Constitution Project, a bipartisan legal group.3

    July 24, 2014

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