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July 9, 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 Wednesday:

1. ISRAEL LAUNCHES LARGEST OFFENSIVE IN GAZA IN TWO YEARS

The Israeli military carries out an aerial assault on Palestinian targets, killing 25 people while Gaza militants fire rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

2. OBAMA ASKS FOR BILLIONS FOR BORDER CRISIS

The funding would deal with the immigration quandary as unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands.

3. 'A WONDERFUL PLACE TO PURCHASE MARIJUANA'

That's what Seattle's top prosecutor says as Washington becomes the second state after Colorado to legalize the sale of recreational pot.

4. WHERE GOP CONVENTION WILL BE HELD

Cleveland beats out a bid from Dallas to host the Republican National Convention in the key swing state of Ohio.

5. UKRAINE TAKES AGGRESSIVE STANCE TOWARD SEPARATISTS

Kiev vows to expunge pro-Russia rebels from their reduced area of control in the country's east and imposes new conditions before peace talks can restart.

6. WHAT DISCOVERY STARTLED GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST

Decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box are found in a lab near Washington. It's not yet known if the virus is dead or alive.

7. HARRY POTTER BACK IN NEW J.K. ROWLING STORY

The grown-up boy wizard is mysterious, married and going gray on the author's Pottermore website.

8. LUXURY ROLLS-ROYCE CARS FIND MORE BUYERS

The British-made, rolling symbols of wealth and excess — starting at $263,000 — have seen a 33 percent rise in sales.

9. WHO'S TESTIFYING AT CLIPPERS TRIAL

Donald Sterling takes the witness stand as he challenges his wife's $2 billion sale of the NBA team to Steve Ballmer.

10. HOST NATION EMBARRASSED AT WORLD CUP

Brazil can't overcome the loss of star player Neymar as Germany advances to the final with an historic 7-1 rout.

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  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of tactics

    The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

    July 31, 2014

  • Rodden, Danny.jpg Indiana sheriff accused of lying about relationship with prostitute

    The sheriff of Clark County, Ind., faces an eight-count federal indictment that accuses him of lying about paying a prostitute for a sex act and giving her a badge so that she could claim a discount rate at a hotel.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

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