10 things you'll be talking about Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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

1. SECOND-PLACE ROYALS HIT .500.

With their 2-1 win in Cleveland Monday night, the Kansas City Royals hit .500 again and are in sole possession of second place in the AL Central.

2. TEEN TAKES RIDE ON GIANT WHALE SHARK

30 feet and 50,000 pounds? No problem for a Florida teenager who took a daring ride on a giant whale shark.

3. REPORT: TOO MANY TEACHERS, NOT ENOUGH QUALITY

The nation's teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey released Tuesday.

4. WHERE JIMMY HOFFA COULD TURN UP

Federal agents are digging again for the Teamster boss' remains, this time in a suburban Detroit field, after a reputed mobster said Hoffa was buried there in a barn. 

5. MIAMI'S TITLE ON THE LINE

The Spurs can finish off the Heat tonight in Game 6 of the NBA finals; Miami won 27 games in a row this season but have lost three of the last five. 

6. WOMEN GET EQUAL SHOT AT COMBAT ROLES

The military is to announce plans today to let women train as Navy SEALS, Army Rangers and other front-line jobs. 

7. AFGHANISTAN TAKES CONTROL

Karzai says his country's armed forces are taking over from the U.S.-led NATO coalition for the first time in the nearly 12-year war. 

8. NSA CHIEF GOES BEFORE CONGRESS

Army Gen. Keith Alexander is testifying before a House intelligence committee a day after the president called the agency's surveillance programs "transparent" in an interview. 

9. WHEN ABORTIONS WOULD BE BANNED

The Republican-controlled House is expected to pass a bill today that would ban all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks; the Senate is expected to ignore it. 

10. CHEF'S HUSBAND GIVEN WARNING AFTER ASSAULT

The British police cautioned art collector Charles Saatchi after tabloid photos emerged of him grasping food personality Nigella Lawson's throat outside a fancy London restaurant. 

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