The Herald Bulletin

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Nation & World

June 11, 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:

1. HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER CANTOR LOSES PRIMARY

Tea party challenger Dave Brat wins a stunning upset victory against Rep. Eric Cantor in the 7th District Republican primary contest in Virginia.

2. 5 TROOPS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN WERE WITH SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIT

The American GIs were killed by a U.S. airstrike called in to help them after a Taliban ambush.

3. CONGRESS MOVES TO ADDRESS VA HOSPITAL WAITS

The House unanimously approves legislation to make it easier for patients enduring lengthy delays for initial visits to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors instead.

4. WHO CONCEDES LACK OF PROGRESS ON GUN VIOLENCE

A somber president Obama, speaking hours after a school shooting in Oregon, said he was ashamed as an American and terrified as a parent that the nation can't put a stop to such attacks.

5. MILITANTS OVERRUN IRAQ'S 2ND-LARGEST CITY

The insurgents seize government buildings in Mosul, push out security forces and capture military vehicles as thousands of residents flee.

6. JUDGE STRIKES DOWN CALIF. TEACHER TENURE LAWS

The ruling says tenure and similar protections can make bad teachers almost impossible to fire.

7. HOW AIR FORCE IS RESPONDING TO NUCLEAR MISSTEPS

The service plans to offer bonus pay to missile force members, fill gaps in the ranks, and modernize the corps after recent training failures, security troubles, leadership lapses, morale problems and stunning breakdowns.

8. WHERE MINING INDUSTRY IS SEEING A RESURGENCE

In the past few years, at least six open-pit or underground mines have been proposed or started in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, the first such ventures in decades.

9. MORE PEOPLE HIRE PRO PHOTOGRAPHERS TO DOCUMENT EVERYDAY LIFE

Weekend outings, vacations, or portraits of beloved pets are getting captured more often by pros behind the cameras.

10. BRAZIL FACES CROATIA IN INAUGURAL WORLD CUP MATCH

After so much talk about delays, protests and problems, fans will at last get a chance to cheer for the national team on home soil in Sao Paulo in football's showcase tournament.

-- The Associated Press

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  • Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

    July 22, 2014

  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

    July 22, 2014

  • Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

    President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.

    July 22, 2014

  • Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

    President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • US airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

    Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

    July 22, 2014

  • Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide

    A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history.

    July 22, 2014

  • US stock futures climb as earnings reports roll in

     U.S. stock futures pointed higher early Tuesday as more corporate earnings rolled in. Shares in the restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable company Comcast surged after they reported results that were better than Wall Street expected.

    July 22, 2014

  • Hopkins settles pelvic exam suits for $190 million

    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women's bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, lawyers said Monday.

    July 21, 2014

  • Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

    A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster pulled away Monday afternoon from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine.

    July 21, 2014

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