10 Things to Know for Today: 7-26

7/26/2013
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Pope Francis holds up an Argentine flag outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 25, 2013. Francis added a last-minute tweak to his busy schedule, meeting with pilgrims from his native Argentina at Rio's cathedral Thursday afternoon. He told the youngsters to get out into the streets and spread their faith, saying that a church that doesn't go out and preach becomes a simple NGO, or nongovernmental organization. "And the church cannot be an NGO!" he said to applause. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

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

1. DRIVER A FOCUS IN SPAIN CRASH PROBE

Investigators say the driver and the train’s speed regulation systems could have contributed to the disaster that killed 80.

2. EGYPT’S OUSTED LEADER DETAINED

Morsi was detained for 15 days on charges of collaborating with Hamas while mass rallies were planned across the country.

3. POPE TELLS YOUNG TO MAKE ‘TROUBLE IN THE DIOCESES’

Francis, elected on a mandate to reform the church, has visited one of Rio’s most violent slums and cast off his security detail to get close to his flock.

4. CLEVELAND KIDNAP SUSPECT IN PLEA TALKS TO AVOID DEATH PENALTY

Another hearing is set today for Ariel Castro, charged with holding three women in his home for years, beating and raping them.

5. A BLACK EYE FOR HEDGE FUNDS

The AP’s Christina Rexrode writes the insider-trading indictment of SAC Capital Advisers is the latest blow to an industry once seen as an easy path to fortune.

6. HOW FAST TRAIN WAS GOING IN SPAIN

Survivor Stephen Ward says a screen in front of him signaled the train was going 121 mph shortly before it crashed.

7. JUSTICE DEPT. LAUNCHES VOTING RIGHTS CHALLENGE

After the Supreme Court weakened the landmark civic rights legislation, the White House promised legal action in Texas and other states passing stricter laws.

8. GULF SPILL CONTRACTOR ADMITS TO DESTROYING EVIDENCE

Halliburton Energy Services provided cement to the drilling rig that exploded in 2010, spilling millions of gallons of oil.

9. WEINER MAKES NEW ADMISSION IN SEXTING SCANDAL

He says he exchanged racy messages with up to 10 women, including up to three after he resigned from Congress.

10. JUROR SAYS ZIMMERMAN ‘GOT AWAY WITH MURDER’

Juror B29 told ABC News she favored convicting him in Trayvon Martin’s killing, but said there wasn’t enough evidence under Florida law.