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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Tuesday - 6/17/2014, 3:02am  ET

Ghana's Jonathan Mensah, left, pushes off United States' Fabian Johnson during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

The Associated Press

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

1. US SENDING HUNDREDS OF TROOPS TO IRAQ

The troops are being deployed in support roles as Baghdad struggles to repel a rampant insurgency -- and as the White House insists that America will not be dragged into another war.

2. 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.

3. US WINS WORLD CUP OPENER

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

4. RUSSIA CUTS NATURAL GAS TO UKRAINE OVER PAY DISPUTE

The action impacts Europe, too, since a substantial amount of its gas comes from Russia via the pipelines through Ukraine.

5. WHAT PRICE SENATE MAY PAY FOR VETERANS

A bill to cut long waits for treatment could double spending on veterans' health care in the U.S. in three years.

6. COURT ENDS FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF CHICAGO HIRING

The decision means the government is satisfied with the city's efforts to stamp out the age-old practice of doling out jobs based on who you know, not what you know.

7. WHO'S ACCUSED OF MISTAKES THAT HURT CONSUMERS

In a lawsuit, Mississippi accuses Experian, the world's largest credit-reporting firm, of including error-riddled data in the credit files of millions of Americans.

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. HOW CLINT EASTWOOD IS DEFYING TIME

His new movie, "Jersey Boys," is the 12th film he's directed since he turned 70.

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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