National News

July 29, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. FAMILIAR FACES, HOPEFULLY DIFFERENT OUTCOME IN MIDEAST TALKS

Several of the envoys and negotiators involved in the latest attempt to resume peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are veterans of prior efforts.

2. WIKILEAKS LEAKER MANNING TO LEARN FATE

A military judge will announce her verdict Tuesday for the soldier charged with aiding the enemy, theft and federal Espionage Act violations.

3. WHO WAS SINGLE ‘NO’ VOTE IN FBI NOMINEE’S CONFIRMATION?

Republican Sen. Rand Paul voted against James Comey after delaying the vote for weeks over concerns about the FBI’s use of drones.

4. WHAT POPE SAYS ABOUT GAY CLERGY

The pontiff says gay priests shouldn’t be marginalized and he’s in no position to judge them.

5. WHICH SMOKERS SHOULD GET LUNG CANCER SCREENINGS

A health panel says people 55-79 who’ve been pack-a-day smokers the equivalent of 30 years should get annual CT scans.

6. FBI’S LARGEST CHILD PROSTITUTION SWEEP

Agents rescue 105 young people and arrest 150 alleged pimps in 76 cities.

7. US: NSA DIDN’T MONITOR REPORTER OR AFGHAN SOURCES

New Zealand journalist says his reporting was monitored by the U.S. intelligence programs Edward Snowden revealed.

8. WHERE ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ FACES CHALLENGE

The mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin joins with a group of lawyers who seek to repeal the state’s self-defense statute.

9. CANNY, QUICK, LOGISTICALLY SIMPLE $136M JEWEL HEIST

The solitary thief who made off with a fortune in diamonds from a Cannes hotel pulled it off in about a minute, with no shots fired, says prosecutor.  

10. ANOTHER POTENTIAL GREAT LAKES THREAT

Untold millions of plastic litter bits, some microscopic, could contaminate the fish that ingest them — and people who eat the fish.

 

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