10 things to know for today

  • Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 7:42 a.m.
In this photo taken May 18, 2014, Leo Smith, right, minority engagement director for the Georgia Republican Party, talks with Rev. John C. Hearst following a service for the 137th anniversary of Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Smyrna, Ga. Smith is on the GOP's front lines recruiting African-American voters in pivotal states. Itís priority for a heavily-white party staring with uncertainty at a country that is fast becoming brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In this photo taken May 18, 2014, Leo Smith, right, minority engagement director for the Georgia Republican Party, talks with Rev. John C. Hearst following a service for the 137th anniversary of Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Smyrna, Ga. Smith is on the GOP's front lines recruiting African-American voters in pivotal states. Itís priority for a heavily-white party staring with uncertainty at a country that is fast becoming brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The Associated Press

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


1. TALIBAN BEHIND ATTACK ON PAKISTAN AIRPORT

The insurgents claimed responsibility for the brazen five-hour siege of Karachiís international terminal that left 18 people dead.

2. FIVE DEAD IN LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS

Police say a man and a woman killed three people, including two law enforcement officers, then committed suicide at a Walmart.

3. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON LAUNCHES BOOK TOUR

The former Secretary of State will kick off a campaign to promote her memoir, ďHard Choices,Ē that might unveil overtones of a potential presidential bid in 2016.

4. WHERE THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS HEATING UP

A race to replace Shimon Peres as Israelís head of state is nearing an end, with five contenders facing off in parliament to become the countryís next president.

5. HOW WAR CHANGED FAMED DAMASCUS STORYTELLERíS LIFE

One of the few remaining traditional reciter-performers of old Arab legends, Rashid Hallak is now a 70-year-old broken man, whose life was upended by Syriaís conflict.

6. WHO WANTS TO WOO BLACK VOTERS

The GOP is trying to recruit the African-American constituency in the South and other key states, a new priority for a mostly white party looking uncertainly at a country becoming a lot more diverse.

7. THE TONYS LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS

It is always one of the most entertaining award shows of the year, and this time, again, it didnít disappoint with a singing Hugh Jackman and a gender-bending Neil Patrick Harris.

8. NEVADA NATIVE WINS MISS USA TITLE

The 24-year-old Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, will go on to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year.

9. THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR PLAYINí

Nike, adidas, Puma and other shoemakers are all offering new and innovative looks for this summerís World Cup, which opens in Brazil this week.

10. NADAL WINS 9TH FRENCH OPEN, 14TH MAJOR

The top-seeded Spaniard wore down No. 2 Novak Djokovic in a muggy final in Paris.

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