FILE - In this May 22, 1973 file photo, then acting White House counsel Leonard Garment briefs the media at the White House on President Nixon's statement about the Watergate affair in Washington. Garment died Saturday, July 13, 2013 in New York City at age 89. (AP Photo/File)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 8:04 am
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press
1. SENATE SHOWDOWN ON FILIBUSTERS LOOMS
The Senate makes another run at whether to allow simple-majority votes to confirm presidential nominees after senators tried overnight to hash out a deal.
2. A BLOW TO MEXICO'S MOST FEARED DRUG CARTEL
Zetas gang leader Miguel Angel Trevino was captured by Mexican marines who intercepted a pickup truck with $2 million in cash in it.
3. AG CALLS MARTIN'S SHOOTING `UNNECESSARY'
Eric Holder is speaking again about the acquittal of an ex-neighborhood watch man in the teen's death while an investigation into possible civil rights charges could take months.
4. JUROR: ZIMMERMAN JURY WAS INITIALLY SPLIT
The woman known as Juror B37 tells CNN that three out of six had favored conviction, but changed their minds. The juror has since dropped an idea to write a book.
5. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON A BUDGET
The AP's polling director Jennifer Agiesta reports that 32 percent of Americans track their income and expenses every month; 30 percent have long-term financial plans.
6. WHO SOUTH KOREA BLAMES FOR CYBERATTACKS
An investigator's report says North Korea shut down major websites on the Korean War's 63rd anniversary, based on an analysis of codes and Internet addresses.
7. SHIP SEIZED WITH ARMS IN PANAMA
The country's president says it has seized a North Korean-flagged boat carrying what appear to be ballistic missiles and other arms from Cuba.
8. JODI ARIAS BACK IN COURT
Her lawyers want to throw out a jury's finding that made her eligible for the death penalty for shooting and stabbing her on-again, off-again boyfriend.
9. WATERGATE FIGURE DIES
Leonard Garment, an adviser who urged President Richard Nixon not to destroy tapes of his conversations, was 89.
10. ON DECK AT ALL-STAR GAME: YOUNG TALENT
Mike Trout, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are playing in tonight's game, among a wave of skilled, youthful players changing the makeup of the Big Leagues.