10 Things to Know for Friday

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Posted: Jul 16, 2015 9:00 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. GUNMAN ATTACKS TWO MILITARY SITES IN TENNESSEE

The barrage of gunfire kills four Marines. The attacker, 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, is also killed.

2. JURY CONVICTS COLORADO THEATER GUNMAN

The verdict is a rejection of defense arguments that James Holmes was insane and driven to murder by delusions.

3. WHEN BANKS IN GREECE WILL REOPEN

With an emergency infusion of cash, the government is promising to reopen the nation's banks on Monday — but customers won't be able to withdraw money except at ATMs.

4. SENATE VOTES TO OVERHAUL 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND'

The rewrite of the much-criticized federal law would return much of the control over public education to the states.

5. WHY CHUCK SCHUMER'S PROFILE IS RISING

The only chance congressional opponents have to scuttle Obama's nuclear deal with Iran is if they get the next-in-line Senate Democratic leader in their corner, observers say.

6. OBAMA VISITS FEDERAL LOCKUP IN OKLAHOMA

The White House says he's the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, as he pushes reforms meant to reduce the nation's prison population.

7. WHO'S CELEBRATING 20TH BIRTHDAY

From an inauspicious start in July 1995, Amazon has morphed into a global e-commerce powerhouse with $89 billion in annual revenue.

8. OCEANS SEEING EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING, SCIENTISTS SAY

Ocean surface temperatures in 2014 were the warmest in 135 years of records, a new report says.

9. 'GAME OF THRONES' TOP EMMY NOMINEE, WITH 24 BIDS

That's five more than last year, despite the fantasy saga taking hits for depicting a female character's wedding-night rape by her brutish husband.

10. JORDAN SPIETH OFF TO STELLAR START AT ST. ANDREWS

The 21-year-old American, seeking his third straight major, finishes with a 5-under 67 on Day 1 of the British Open.