10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Jul 10, 2015 10:29 AM
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. CONFEDERATE FLAG REMOVED FROM S.C. STATEHOUSE

A crowd of thousands chants "USA" and "hey, hey, hey, goodbye" as the flag is lowered by an honor guard of South Carolina troopers.

2. TSIPRAS TO SELL LAST-DITCH DEAL TO RELUCTANT PARTY

Greece's prime minister will seek backing from lawmakers for a harsh new bailout package to keep his country in the euro less than a week after a resounding "no" vote to austerity.

3. IRAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER BLAMES U.S. IN NUCLEAR TALKS

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accuses the United States of shifting its demands during negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.

4. WHERE PONTIFF IS OFF TO NEXT

Pope Francis will have a chance to enhance his reputation as the spiritual and political leader of the world's oppressed when he visits Bolivia's notorious Palmasola prison.

5. HOW LOOSENING OF SANCTIONS IS HELPING ACADEMIA

AP's Collin Binkley reports that U.S. colleges are looking to Cuba as an area of academic exploration and with an interest in attracting Cuban students.

6. U.S. PERSONNEL CHIEF RESISTS CALLS TO RESIGN

Katherine Archuleta is rebuffing bipartisan calls for her to quit following revelations that hackers stole the personal information of more than 21 million people on her watch.

7. IS SHOWS TWO FACES DURING RAMADAN

The Islamic State group is handing out food and alms to the poor in Iraq and Syria to tout their adherence to the month's spirit of compassion while meting out brutality and bloodshed in areas under its control.

8. NEW HARPER LEE NOVEL PREVIEWED

The first chapter of "Go Set a Watchman" begins with a grown up Scout returning by train to Alabama where she is greeted by a young man who wants to marry her.

10. THIS 'SNAKE' WAS A STAR OF THE GRIDIRON

Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL's MVP in 1974, dies at 69 of complications from colon cancer.

10. "DOCTOR ZHIVAGO" STAR DIES

Omar Sharif's longtime agent says the Egyptian-born actor, whose other movies included "Lawrence of Arabia," died of a heart attack in a Cairo hospital at age 83.