10 Things to Know for Friday

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Posted: Jul 09, 2015 9:16 PM
10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. LATEST ESTIMATE: 21 MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED BY DATA BREACH

The hacking — which led to the theft of Social Security numbers and other highly sensitive data — is believed to be the biggest in U.S. history.

2. GREECE BOWS TO CREDITORS' DEMANDS

Seeking a bailout, the government in Athens says it is willing to impose sweeping sales tax hikes and cuts in state spending for pensions.

3. SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL REMOVING FLAG FROM STATEHOUSE

The action acknowledges that the long-celebrated Confederate symbol is too painful and divisive to keep promoting.

4. JEB BUSH RAISES RECORD $114 MILLION IN SIX MONTHS

No candidate for president has benefited from so much money so early in a campaign.

5. WHERE POPE PERFORMED QUICK COSTUME CHANGE

The unpretentious pontiff, visiting Bolivia and needing a place to don his vestments, swings into a local Burger King before Mass.

6. RUSSIA TOP THREAT TO US SECURITY, JOINT CHIEFS NOMINEE SAYS

"If you look at (Russia's) behavior, it's nothing short of alarming," Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford tells senators at his confirmation hearing.

7. WHO'S SKIMPING ON FRUITS AND VEGGIES

In a national survey, only 13 percent of U.S. adults say they eat the recommended amount of fruit each day. And only 9 percent eat enough vegetables.

8. CLIMATE CHANGE COULD BE PUTTING BUMBLEBEES AT RISK

The geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe is shrinking, raising the possibility of future extinction, scientists say.

9. WHICH NBA SUPERSTAR IS STAYING PUT

LeBron James agrees to a two-year, $47 million deal to remain in Cleveland with the Cavaliers.

10. KEN STABLER DIES AT 69

The QB, who had colon cancer, led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1974.