10 things to know today: Friday, July 1, 2016
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. TURKISH SECURITY FORCES KILL MASTERMIND OF PREVIOUS BOMBING
Ankara flexes its muscle as it presses ahead with a probe into this week’s suicide attack in Istanbul.
2. HOW TESLA CRASH COULD HURT SENTIMENT ON DRIVERLESS CARS
The deadly crash of a Tesla car being operated on Autopilot “flies in the face” of the company’s claims that its system is high tech, nimble and safe.
3. WHY JUDGE BLOCKS MISS. LAW ON OBJECTIONS TO GAY MARRIAGE
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves rules the law unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for gay people.
4. CASINO WORKERS TO STRIKE AGAINST TRUMP TAJ MAHAL
The Atlantic City gaming employees are still seething from the cancellation of their health insurance and pension benefits nearly two years ago.
5. SOME QUESTION WHETHER US HAS LOWERED BAR ON LOWERING FLAG
As nation prepares to mark Independence Day, flag buffs note that the honor of flying the flag at half-staff has been extended more widely over time.
6. NOW ISOLATED, UK COMMEMORATES DEADLIEST BATTLE OF WORLD WAR I IN NORTHERN FRANCE
Marking 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, Britain’s leader and royals stand together with allies from the European Union it voted to leave one week ago.
7. WHO GETS NEW TRIAL AFTER 16 YEARS IN PRISON
A judge orders a new trial for Adnan Syed, whose lawyer didn’t challenge expert testimony in the murder case that became the focus of a podcast entitled “Serial,” which captivated millions of listeners.
8. PENTAGON ENDS ONE OF LAST BANS ON SERVICE IN ARMED FORCES
Transgender people will now be allowed to serve openly in U.S. military.
9. $415M MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT IS TENTH LARGEST
Friday’s drawing will be the biggest prize since a $430 million Powerball winnings collected by a New Jersey family May 7.
10. MAN KILLED BY GRIZZLY WAS FAMILIAR WITH MONTANA WILDS
But there was seemingly nothing that longtime U.S. Forest Service law-enforcement officer Brad Treat could do when he surprised the bear while riding his mountain bike.
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