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June 25, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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CULLMAN — VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Livingston Chapel United Methodist Church, 16609 County Road 222, Crane Hill 35053, 6 to 8:30 p.. June 30-July 3. Info: Kaci Williams at 256-747-6392 or Angela Calvert at 256-796-1965.

Macedonia Baptist Church, 1384 County Road 1101, Vinemont 35179, kickoff 4 to 7 p.m. July 6 with preregistration, water slide, blowup fun, food and other activities. For all ages. VBS is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 8-12.

Mt. Pleasant Church-Nesmith, kickoff at 5 p.m. July 7; 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 8-12.

• Daystar Church, 6:30 p.m. July 28-31, preregister at www.daystarchurch.tv/kidfest2013. Info: Church office at 256-737-0800.

Center Grove Baptist Church, 4607 County Road 1545, Cullman 35058, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 8-11; community block party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 12.

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press

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

1. RUSSIA CALLS DEMAND FOR EXTRADITING SNOWDEN ‘UNACCEPTABLE’

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lashed out at the U.S. for warning negative consequences if Russia doesn’t turn over the NSA leaker.

2. SEARCHING FOR SNOWDEN

Lavrov says Snowden hadn’t crossed the Russian border. He didn’t board a Cuba-bound flight he was registered on in Moscow and the country where he sought asylum doesn’t know where he is.

3.  ATTACK ON AFGHAN PRESIDENTIAL PALACE

Taliban militants with military-style uniforms infiltrated one of the most secure areas of the capital; all eight attackers died. It wasn’t clear whether Karzai was at the palace.

4. INTERNET SHUTDOWN ON KOREA ANNIVERSARY

Major websites in both North and South Korea crashed for hours on the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean war.

5. WHAT PROSECUTORS WANT ZIMMERMAN JURY TO HEAR

They will ask a judge today to allow phone calls the ex-neighborhood watchman made to police about suspicious people in his neighborhood.

6. OBAMA’S CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN

The president will propose the first-ever carbon dioxide emission limits on new and existing power plants at a speech today.

7. IMMIGRATION TEST CLEARS WAY FOR SENATE VOTE

Senate passage of the overhaul that allows millions a chance at citizenship is likely this week, but House Republicans have shown little support.

8. WHY THE WEATHER IS SO EXTREME

The AP’s Seth Borenstein says the jet stream that generally rushes from west to east in a straight line has been wobbly and going north and south.

9. ANOTHER BUSINESS DROPS PAULA DEEN

Smithfield Foods, which sold hams with Deen’s name on it, ended its relationship with the food celebrity after she admitted using racial slurs.

10. LAST-MINUTE GOALS POWER CHICAGO TO STANLEY CUP

Brian Bickell and Dave Bolland each scored 17 seconds apart to give the Blackhawks a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins and its second Cup in four years.

 

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