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. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MINERS TRAPPED IN TURKEY
An explosion and fire at a mine in the western part of the country kills over 200 people, trapping many more underground.
2. UKRAINE WARILY, RELUCTANTLY AGREES TO TALKS
The government says it will consider giving more powers to the regions under a plan brokered by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. But talking with insurgents is another matter.
3. FBI GETS HUNDREDS OF CALLS ABOUT PEDOPHILE
The bureau says it has been contacted by several hundred people who are either potential victims or want to provide information in the ongoing investigation of a teacher who, before committing suicide, abused dozens of his students.
4. WHO IS ORDERED TO UNDERGO PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST
The judge in the Pistorius murder trial tells the double-amputee Olympian to undergo an evaluation, which will delay proceedings.
5. NEBRASKA WIN IS RARE BRIGHT SPOT FOR TEA PARTY
Struggling to claim any victory so far in the primary season, anti-establishment conservatives are relishing Ben Sasse’s landslide in the GOP race for a Senate seat.
6. PENTAGON APPROVES CHELSEA MANNING TRANSFER FOR TREATMENT
The Department of Defense is trying to move the convicted leaker to a civilian hospital where she can get medical care for her gender disorder.
7. HOW VIETNAM IS REACTING TO BEIJING’S STRATEGIC MOVES
Mobs are torching foreign-owned factories suspected of being Chinese to express their anger over China’s new oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters.
8. WHERE ANOTHER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN WAS STRUCK DOWN
Gay and lesbian couples in Idaho could start getting married as soon as Friday after the state’s prohibition of same-sex nuptials was ruled unconstitutional.
9. SURVIVING THE WAR, ONLY TO FALL AT HOME
A Vermont soldier suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is shot and killed by one of his children after terrorizing the family all evening one night in April. Now his widow vows to carry on his work of helping veterans find treatment.
10. AGE TO BUY CIGARETTES: 18. AGE TO HARVEST TOBACCO: 7 AND UP
Human Rights Watch says children work long hours in hazardous conditions harvesting pesticide-laced tobacco leaves.