Ten Things To Know Today
Posted: June 17, 2013
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. SYRIA, ECONOMY HEADLINE G-8 SUMMIT
Obama and Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin will meet to discuss their differences on Syria's civil war, while thousands of police are securing the summit from protests.
2. REPORT SAYS BRITISH SPIES HACKED DIPLOMATS AT G-20
The Guardian newspaper cited documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden in a report that diplomats’ emails and phones were bugged.
3. TURKISH UNIONS PROMISE STRIKE AFTER PROTESTERS PUSHED BACK
The one-day walkout today comes after riot police used tear gas and roadblocks to evict demonstrators from Taksim Square.
4. WHO WILL CLOSE GUANTANAMO
Obama was to name high-powered Washington lawyer Clifford Sloan today to handle the shutdown of the military-run prison.
5. FINDING ORGANS WITHOUT DONORS
The AP's Malcolm Ritter reports scientists are working toward building hearts, lungs livers and kidneys to grow custom-made implants in labs.
6. CHINA AND NORTH KOREA TO OPEN DIALOGUE
The agreement was announced after Pyongyang's surprise offer of new talks with the U.S.
7. RAIN HELPS PUT OUT COLORADO FIRES
Firefighters still said they would not have the state's most destructive fire contained until Thursday as some evacuees returned home.
8. ACCOUNTANT TAKES PAGEANT CROWN
Miss Connecticut Erin Brady, 25, strutted in a white sparkly gown and answered a question about a court ruling on DNA tests before becoming Miss USA.
9. ROSE'S BIG US OPEN MOMENT COMES AT LEFTY'S EXPENSE
A steady hand gives Englishman Justin Rose his first major championship. A wild ride gives Phil Mickelson another second place finish.
10. SPURS ONE GAME FROM NBA CHAMPIONSHIP
San Antonio beat Miami 114-104 to take a 3-2 lead in the series and push the defending champion Heat to the brink.