The Union Recorder

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July 18, 2014

Morning Update, Friday, July 18

Early traffic, weather and community news for your day

MILLEDGEVILLE — Good morning. Here’s a look at what’s happening today.

 

Weather:

Friday: Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows around 70. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.

 

Upcoming events:

The Green Farmer's Market (formerly known as the Greenway Farmer's Market) is open at the new Market Park Pavilion downtown Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be live music, fresh produce and other vendors.

 

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10 Things to Know for Today from The Associated Press:

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

1. PASSENGER JET SHOT DOWN OVER UKRAINE

Both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region deny any responsibility for downing the Malaysia Airlines plane, which was carrying 298 people.

2. MIND-BOGGLING COINCIDENCE FOR AIRLINES

Malaysia reels from the second tragedy to hit its national airline in less than five months.

3. ISRAEL INVADES GAZA STRIP

It's the first major Israeli ground offensive in Gaza in just over five years and comes after efforts to broker a cease-fire between the Israelis and Palestinians failed.

4. MICROSOFT CUTTING 18,000 JOBS

The biggest layoffs in the company's history are aimed at allowing Microsoft to "become more agile and move faster," the CEO says.

5. VIRUS APPEARS IN US FOR FIRST TIME

The mosquito-borne illness, which has been tearing through the Caribbean, typically causes fever, severe joint pain and swelling, muscle aches and headaches.

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