10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:23 PM
1. DAY 2 FOR GAY MARRIAGE IN HIGH COURT
The justices on Wednesday will consider the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits.
2. WHY TRIP TO ITALY IS UNLIKELY FOR AMANDA KNOX
Despite a court decision ordering a new trial in her murder case, she says she won't willingly return for it. And the hurdles to extradite her are high.
3. HEALTH CARE REPORT COULD CAUSE OBAMA A HEADACHE
Insurers will pay an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under his overhaul, a study says.
4. FIRST WOMAN NAMED TO LEAD SECRET SERVICE
Obama signals his desire to change the culture at the male-dominated service by appointing law enforcement veteran Julia Pierson.
5. WHICH STATE HAS THE NATION'S TOUGHEST ABORTION LAW
North Dakota's governor signs a measure banning the procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy — any time a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
6. LAST CELLPHONE DOMINO FALLS
T-Mobile — the only major U.S. carrier without the iPhone — says it will begin offering Apple's popular device April 12.
7. HOW VENEZUELA'S BIG COMPANIES BECAME ARMS OF THE GOV'T
During his reign, Chavez transformed the country's enormous state industries into pools of patronage.
8. WHAT A NEW JERSEY MAN FELT AFTER WINNING POWERBALL JACKPOT
"Pure joy," says bodega owner Pedro Quezado as he officially claims his $338 million prize.
9. IT'S ROCKET SCIENCE AND CHILD'S PLAY
The private SpaceX capsule returns to Earth with old space station equipment — and Legos that crews used to teach children about science.
10. WHO'S IN A HUGE TAX HOLE
Singer Dionne Warwick says she owes $10 million to the IRS and the state of California.