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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 3, 2014 at 6:04 a.m.

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

1. 32 STATES TRAIL US AS A WHOLE IN JOB RECOVERY

Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.

2. “CORPORATE PERSONHOOD” CHALLENGES “WE THE PEOPLE”

The latest “Hobby Lobby” ruling by the Supreme Court caps a legal principle that treats companies as individuals.

3. WHY U.S. WANTS MORE SECURITY AT FOREIGN AIRPORTS

Intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security.

4. CHINA’S PRESIDENT SNUBS NORTH KOREA

Xi Jinping is visiting South Korea ahead of its northern foe in his first official trip to the divided peninsula.

5. OUTBREAK IS LATEST SCOURGE ON HAITI

Cramped quarters, dismal sanitation and ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes are all helping the intensely painful chikungunya virus to spread.

6. SERIAL CHILD RAPIST LEAVES MYSTERIES IN WAKE OF SUICIDE

A Georgia man left behind more than 50,000 images of girls he raped and molested, and the FBI wants victims to come forward so they can be helped.

7. WHERE ALCOHOL-FUELED PARTIES MAY SOON END

Swanky East Hampton’s beaches may ban drinking to stop rowdy partying that’s led to a “Fratster” problem.

8. CHEMICAL SCANNER COULD CHANGE THE WAY WE SHOP, EAT

The Israeli gadget called the SCiO uses infrared technology to indicate how many calories there are in food and what its chemical components are.

9. DROUGHT WON’T HAMPER FIREWORKS IN PARCHED SOUTHWEST

July 4 celebrations in states like Arizona and New Mexico will go ahead despite the high threat of wildfires.

10. WHAT ARTHUR WILL BRING TO THE EAST COAST

The storm is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday, bringing high winds, rough seas, dangerous rip currents and possible flooding.




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 People wait to cross a street in front of a Shell filling station with the electric indicator showing a liter of regular gas price, top, at 148 yen, or $1.25, per liter (554 yen, or $4.69 per gallon) in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses. Partly because of the shale oil boom in the U.S., the world is awash in oil but demand from major economies is weak so prices are falling. The latest slide was triggered by OPEC’s decision Thursday to leave its production target at 30 million barrels a day. Member nations of the cartel are worried they’ll lose market share if they lower production. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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 Christmas trees sit covered in snow on the family-run Howell Tree Farm, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Cumming, Iowa. After several tough years, the nation’s Christmas-tree growers are happy to see higher prices, but customers shouldn’t worry too much. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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