10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Jul 17, 2015 6:38 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. LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT CHATTANOOGA SHOOTER

Federal officials say they have no evidence yet that anyone but the 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was involved in the rampage that killed four Marines.

2. JURY TO DECIDE WHETHER HOLMES WILL GET DEATH PENALTY

Despite the quick conviction in the Colorado theater trial, the sentencing phase will see more testimony about the shooter's mental illness.

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. UKRAINE, AUSTRALIA MARK ANNIVERSARY OF MH17

Somber events commemorate the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner carrying dozens of Australians over a small Ukrainian village a year ago.

5. WHO IS INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A WOMAN IN A TEXAS JAIL

The FBI is looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sandra Bland who authorities say hanged herself in her cell.

6. IOWA HOSTS FIRST FACE-OFF OF DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

All five Democrats running for president are set to speak at a party fundraiser in Cedar Rapids in the crucial early-voting state.

7. 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.

8. WHERE SOUTH KOREANS ARE LOOKING FOR WINTER OLYMPICS EXPERIENCE

The country, which will host the 2018 games, has sent a group of hockey players to Texas to train with Dallas team members who are still trying to reach the NHL.

9. 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.

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.