10 Things to know for Wednesday, July 24

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

1. WEINER ADMITS SEXTING AGAIN
  But the ex-congressman and his wife appeared together to say he is not dropping out of the New York City mayor’s race. WEINER-MAYOR

2. CONGRESS TO VOTE ON SURVEILLANCE
The White House lobbied the House to keep funding the controversial NSA program to help avert terror attacks. Critics call it unregulated spying. NSA SURVEILLANCE

3. OBAMA SHIFTS FOCUS
The president is beginning two days of speeches today to turn attention to the U.S. economy, speaking at an Illinois college where he gave his first major speech as a senator. OBAMA

4. WELCOMING THE ROYAL NEWBORN
“He’s got a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure,” Prince William said before putting his yet-to-be-named son in a car seat and taking him from a London hospital. BRITAIN-ROYAL BABY

5. POPE TRIES TO LURE NEW PRIESTS
Facing a shortage of new clergy, Francis is visiting young seminarians in a city that’s a shrine to Brazil’s patron saint. BRAZIL-NEW CLERGY

6. GULF GAS WELL BURNS IN LOUISIANA
The fire started after 44 workers were evacuated from the drilling rig after a mid-morning blowout. GAS WELL LEAK

7. DETROIT BANKRUPTCY GOES TO COURT
The city will ask a judge to stop retirees from suing the city over possible cuts to their pensions. DETROIT BANKRUPTCY

8. APPLE LOSING ITS SHINE
The iPhone maker — its growth stalling, along with its pace of innovation — suffers a second straight quarter of losses. EARNS-APPLE

9. AMANDA BYNES HOSPITALIZED
The actress is spotted by a passer-by with her pant legs on fire in the driveway of a California home. PEOPLE-AMANDA BYNES

10. ‘THE CULTURE’S BEEN FLIPPED ON ITS HEAD’
Protective no more, baseball players are demanding stiff suspensions for any big leaguers who are caught doping. BASEBALL-DRUGS



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