10 Things To Know For Monday, June 17
1. SYRIA, ECONOMY HEADLINE G-8 SUMMIT
Obama and Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin will meet to discuss their differences on Syria's civil war, while thousands of police are securing the summit from protests.
2. REPORT SAYS BRITISH SPIES HACKED DIPLOMATS AT G-20
The Guardian newspaper cited documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden in a report that diplomats' emails and phones were bugged.
3. RIOT POLICE PUSH BACK TURKISH PROTESTERS
Roadblocks, tear gas and water cannon were used to prevent demonstrators from converging on Istanbul's Taksim Square.
4. WHO WILL CLOSE GUANTANAMO
Obama was to name high-powered Washington lawyer Clifford Sloan today to handle the shutdown of the military-run prison.
5. FINDING ORGANS WITHOUT DONORS
The AP's Malcolm Ritter reports scientists are working toward building hearts, lungs livers and kidneys to grow custom-made implants in labs.
6. CHINESE ACTIVIST SAYS US UNIVERSITY FORCING HIM OUT
New York University denied it was forcing Chen Guangcheng to leave because of pressure from the Chinese government.
7. RAIN HELPS PUT OUT COLORADO FIRES
Firefighters still said they would not have the state's most destructive fire contained until Thursday as some evacuees returned home.
8. A GIRL FOR KIMYE?
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been silent, but sis Khloe Kardashian tweets about "the miracle that is now part of our family."
9. ACCOUNTANT TAKES PAGEANT CROWN
Miss Connecticut Erin Brady, 25, strutted in a white sparkly gown and answered a question about a court ruling on DNA tests before becoming Miss USA.
10. ROSE'S BIG US OPEN MOMENT COMES AT LEFTY'S EXPENSE
A steady hand gives Englishman Justin Rose his first major championship. A wild ride gives Phil Mickelson another second place finish.