10 Things to Know for Today

by AP

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Brad Hickman, 16, left, and Barrett Shutt, 18, cheer for the US Men's National Team at a World Cup viewing party at Grant Park on Monday, June 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Chandler West)


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHICH OPTIONS OBAMA IS EXAMINING TO DEAL WITH IRAQ

The president is sending 300 American troops to secure U.S. assets. Airstrikes, a special force contingent and cooperation with Iran are also on the table.

2. HOW FAMILIES OF THE MALAYSIAN JET'S PASSENGERS ARE COPING

Relatives of the 239 people on the missing plane find no solace in lives that have been upended by uncertainty and sorrow.

3. AFTER 7 WEEKS, EXECUTIONS MAY RESUME

Three convicted killers are scheduled to die this week, the first since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack following a botched lethal injection.

4. WHY SOME FOODS MAY BECOME LESS SALTY

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue voluntary guidelines asking the food industry to lower sodium levels, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg tells The Associated Press.

5. GM RECALLING ANOTHER 3.4 MILLION CARS

A defective key can cause the engine to shut off and disable the vehicle's power steering. A similar problem led to an earlier massive recall.

6. NEBRASKA TORNADOES KILL ONE, INJURE 19

Dual twisters touch down within a mile of each other, destroying more than half of the tiny town of Pilger.

7. CALL ME BROOKLYN

The New York City borough's moniker is now one of the nation's most popular baby names. At least, for babies who don't live there, or even anywhere close by.

8. CANCER STUDY LAUNCHED AT HUNDREDS OF US HOSPITALS

It's akin to medical speed dating: Doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and find the one most likely to succeed based on each patient's gene profile.

9. US WINS WORLD CUP OPENER

The Americans down Ghana 2-1 as Clint Dempsey scores the sixth-quickest goal ever in the tournament.

10. BASEBALL SAYS GOODBYE TO ONE OF ITS GREATEST HITTERS

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who compiled a career .338 average and won eight NL batting titles, dies of cancer at age 54.

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