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July 8, 2013

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1. 40 KILLED, HUNDREDS WOUNDED IN CAIRO ATTACK

A ministry official says gunmen targeted supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi holding a sit-in outside a military building.

2. CRASH PILOT HAD LITTLE EXPERIENCE WITH BOEING PLANE

The pilot was guiding a 777 into the San Francisco airport for the first time, and tried unsuccessfully to abort the landing after coming in too slow.

3. RECORDS ON BIN LADEN RAID PURGED

The AP's Richard Lardner reports the nation's top special operations commander moved the records from Defense Department computers to the CIA.

4. RISING DEATH TOLL EXPECTED IN CANADA DERAILMENT

About 40 people were still missing a day after the runaway train ignited explosions that destroyed a district in downtown Quebec and killed at least five.

5. WHAT HACKERS WANTED FROM SOUTH KOREA

A California research firm says they were targeting South Korean and U.S. military secrets with malware they've been sending through the Internet for years.

6. WIFE OF SECRETARY OF STATE AILING

Teresa Heinz Kerry, heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune, was hospitalized in Boston in critical condition for an undisclosed illness.

7. ANOTHER COUNTRY BACKS SNOWDEN'S ASYLUM REQUEST

Cuban President Raul Castro threw support behind Venezuela and Bolivia, which agreed to provide the NSA leaker refuge.

8. IMMIGRATION TOPS AGENDA AS CONGRESS RETURNS

Student loans and the farm bill are also key unresolved disputes.

9. DISGRACED EX-GOVERNOR EYES COMEBACK

Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as New York's governor in 2008 in a prostitution scandal, is planning to run for New York City comptroller this year.

10. TENSE FINAL GAME BEFORE MURRAY BREAKS WIMBLEDON STREAK

He blew three championship points and fended off three break points before defeating Novak Djokovic, becoming the first British Wimbledon champion since 1936.

 

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