10 Things to Know for Today
Jun 24, 2013 at 8:50 AM
1. SNOWDEN TRAVELS THE WORLD FOR ASYLUMThe NSA leaker flew from Hong Kong to Moscow with the help of Wikileaks, and has sought asylum in Ecuador.2. NELSON MANDELA'S HEALTH TURNS FOR WORSESouth Africa's president says the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader became critically ill in the past 24 hours.3. OPENING STATEMENTS IN GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRIALFlorida prosecutors will argue today in the racially charged trial that Zimmerman is a vigilante who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. Zimmerman says he was defending himself.4. WHO HELPED SANDY SURVIVORS THE MOSTAn AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found that friends and neighbors, not the government, were the most helpful sources of support.5. LEBANON CLASHES LEAVE 12 DEADMilitary forces target a mosque where followers of a Sunni cleric are taking cover in some of the country's worst violence related to bordering Syria.6. DAREDEVIL CROSSES GORGE ON TIGHTROPENik Wallenda got across a river near the Grand Canyon in 22 minutes on a 2-inch thick steel cable, 1,500 feet high.7. WHAT SNOWDEN DID IN HONG KONGLawmaker Albert Ho says the NSA leaker stayed in a private location, switched places a couple of times and slipped out a few times at night.8. RULING FAVORS 6-YEAR-OLD TRANSGENDER CHILDColorado officials are holding a news conference today explaining the decision to let Coy Mathis, who identifies as a girl, use the girls' bathroom at school.9. GANDOLFINI FUNERAL PLANS SETThe "Sopranos" star will be remembered at an upper Manhattan cathedral on Thursday, after his body was flown from Italy to his home state of New Jersey.10. SUPERMOON SHINESThe biggest and brightest full moon of the year cast its light around the world Sunday when it came within 222,000 miles of Earth.