10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. NEW LEADER IN CANADA WITH FAMILIAR NAME - TRUDEAU
The Liberal party’s Justin Trudeau, the son of the former prime minister, sweeps to a stunning victory as voters end 10 years of Stephen Harper’s Conservative rule.
2. WHO IS COMING ON SURPRISE VISIT TO ISRAEL, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is traveling to the region to try and bring an end to the monthlong wave of violence.
3. ELDERLY KOREANS TEARFULLY CELEBRATE REUNIONS ACROSS DMZ
One South Korean woman has reunited with her husband after 65 years of separation by war and a heavily fortified border. KOREAS-DIVIDED FAMILIES
4. OSCAR PISTORIUS AT HOME WITH HIS FAMILY
The double-amputee Olympic runner is released from jail to move to house arrest for the remaining four years of his five-year sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
5. RUSSIANS SUPPORT AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA, DESPITE AFGHAN LEGACY
The sentiment is widespread across Russia, despite haunting memories of the humiliating Soviet adventure in Afghanistan.
6. WHAT REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES HAVE TO JUGGLE
They are trying to mount an all-consuming campaign and still have time for the day job that voters elected them to do.
7. SLOVENIA ACCUSES CROATIA OF LACK OF CONTROL ON MIGRANT SURGE
“The pressure of immigrants arriving from Croatia is intensifying,” the Slovenian government says in a statement.
8. MONARCHS GET HELP FROM UNLIKELY SOURCE
In California’s drought, the struggling butterfly species is helped by suburban homeowners who are dotting their new drought-tolerant landscapes with milkweed that serve as places for egg-laying.
9. HOW TO SPOT FAKE ONLINE REVIEW
Beware of overly enthusiastic or negative feedback, recommendations that read like product manuals, and check out reviewer profiles.
10. RYNO, SARGE AND DOCTOR K
Long before squaring off in this year’s NL Championship Series, the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs went head-to-head during a star-studded pennant race in 1984.