10 things to know for today

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AP Wire
May 28, 2014
†1. OBAMA CHARTS END TO AFGHAN WAR
 
He says virtually all U.S. troops will be withdrawn by the end of 2016.
 
2. WHAT'S FUELING PAY GAINS AT THE TOP
 
The soaring stock market pushed the median pay package for a CEO above eight figures for the first time last year.
 
3. BLOODSHED SPIKES IN EASTERN UKRAINE
 
The fight for the region takes a ferocious turn, with both sides stepping up their attacks.
 
4. US FINALIZING PLAN TO TRAIN, EQUIP SYRIAN REBELS
 
If Obama approves the project, aid would go only to carefully vetted, moderate members of the opposition.
 
5. WHY CALIFORNIA KILLER'S RANTS STRUCK A NEW NERVE
 
Elliot Rodger's misogynistic views were expressed in a self-made video for all to see — different than some previous manifestos from notorious killers.
 
6. OBAMA'S TOP LAWYER TO PROBE DISCLOSURE OF CIA OFFICER'S NAME
 
The White House says chief counsel Neil Eggleston will also make recommendations to help ensure such a revelation doesn't happen again.
 
7. EGYPTIANS GIVEN ANOTHER DAY TO VOTE
 
The country's elections are extended in an apparent drive to raise turnout and avoid an embarrassingly meager show of support for front-runner el-Sissi.
 
8. HOW SCIENTISTS HOPE TO IMPROVE HURRICANE FORECASTING
 
Researchers plan to collect data from drones dispatched to the key spot where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds.
 
9. CASTING CALL FOR MISBEHAVING TEENS
 
A producer is seeking teenagers as young as 13 who like to "party like a rock star" for a reality TV series — raising concerns that troubled youngsters might be exploited.
 
10. LI NA, STAN WAWRINKA EXIT EARLY AT FRENCH OPEN
 
It's the first Grand Slam tournament in which the singles champs from the preceding major have both bowed out in the first round.

Comments

Straightjacket

9. Hollywood is doing marvelous things with technology. The introduction of television coupled with the enlightened generous giving minds of Hollywood producers are ready to serve up another weekly hour of entertainment. I appreciate the guiding role models and examples they so generously provide to the youth of America all doing so withou a profit I am sure.

Tri-cities realist

#5 More calls for gun control as predicted. But where are all the calls for knife control? They must not have heard that 3 people were killed with a knife. And as the lunatic admitted, violent video games played a large role in his spiral downward. So sad.

Wingmaster

Kids need to go outside and play. Stick your head outside your neighborhood and listen! That silence is the sound of kids growing up dysfunctional!

Straightjacket

Wingmaster you have again highlighted an accurate observation. Where are the fishing poles and bicycles?

Lanivan

11. Just when conservatives think they have the world on a string, this appears: Poll: Conservative edge shrinking

According to a Gallup poll on Wednesday, more Americans still identify as conservative than as liberal in those two areas, but the gaps between conservatives and liberals are the smallest they have been since the polling firm began tracking the question 14 years ago.

Gallup added, “With the conservative advantage on social issues down to four points, it is possible in the next few years there will be more Americans describing themselves as socially liberal than as socially conservative. This movement is consistent with trends Gallup has seen on specific issues, perhaps most notably Americans’ views toward gay rights and legalizing marijuana.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/20...

Tri-cities realist

And yet crickets on guns vs. knives and the real root cause of violence....

Lanivan

Since 1968, "more Americans have died from gunfire than died in … all the wars of this country's history." http://www.politifact.com/truth-...

Harry Kovaire

Since 1968 more Americans have died in automobile accidents than from gunfire or all the wars of this country's history.

We don't even have a Constitutionally protected right to an automobile (or mule, horse, or carriage).

During the Obama administration, suicide has overtaken automobile deaths (many get reported as "gun" deaths).

Worry not as to the method Lani. None of us are getting out of here alive.

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