10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Jun 15, 2016 5:59 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. INVESTIGATORS CAST WIDE NET IN CLUB SHOOTING PROBE

Authorities are trying to figure out what led to Omar Mateen's murderous rampage in an Orlando gay dance club where patrons say they knew him as a regular who danced and sometimes tried to pick up men.

2. WHO WAS MATEEN'S WIFE

Noor Zahi Salman was a sweet, pretty California girl with Palestinian roots who left an arranged marriage only to find love with a man who committed the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

3. WHAT HAS AFGHAN AMERICANS CONCERNED

News that a man born to Afghan immigrant parents attacked a nightclub in Orlando sparks horror, sadness and for some a fear of reprisals in Fremont, California — home of the largest U.S. population of Afghan-Americans.

4. TRAGEDY STRIKES DISNEY RESORT

Authorities are searching for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator near the upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

5. WHY TRUMP SHOWS DISDAIN FOR MEDIA

The likely Republican presidential nominee sees little downside to bashing the media and plenty of potential benefits, especially with the public and conservatives.

6. STEENKAMP COUSIN TESTIFIES AHEAD OF 'BLADE RUNNER' SENTENCING

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius did not give the "true version" during trial testimony of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in South Africa in 2013, a cousin of Steenkamp says.

7. PRICE HIKES IN EGYPT TAKE JOY OUT OF RAMADAN

Rising inflation and a faltering economy are putting a damper on the Muslim holy month when families traditionally break the dawn-to-dusk fast with lavish feasts.

8. NEW EVIDENCE OF RISING 'OBAMACARE' PREMIUMS

Premiums for popular low-cost medical plans under the federal health care law are expected to go up an average of 11 percent next year, the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation finds.

9. U.S. CENTRAL BANK TO RELEASE POLICY STATEMENT

With the Federal Reserve expected to leave interest rates alone when it ends a meeting, Fed watchers will be seeking clues to the timing of future moves.

10. MOVE OVER, 3-D

Now that virtual reality is the latest craze, Fox Sports is offering VR streams from the U.S. Open at Oakmont.