Today's top headlines and weather
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Today’s top headlines

•Forward Walker County exceeds funding expectations

•Governor addresses chamber luncheon

•Third Tasting of the Arts set for Thursday

•Jasper joins list of investors in Forward Walker County

•Sumiton City Council finalizes sales tax ordinance

Today’s weather

A mix of clouds and sun, with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms, with a high near 86 and a low near 68.

10 Things to Know for today

(By The Associated Press)

1. BROTHERHOOD LEADER DETAINED IN EGYPT

Mohammed Badie was captured in Cairo after the possibility of the release of jailed ex-president Hosni Mubarak threw the country into more turmoil.

2. WHAT COULD FURTHER COMPLICATE US TIES

The possible release of Mubarak, who the U.S. supported for nearly three decades before his removal, as Obama struggles to develop a coherent policy on Egypt.

3. EX-PAKISTANI LEADER CHARGED WITH ASSASSINATION

A court indicted former president Pervez Musharraf on murder charges in the 2007 death of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

4. VICTIMS OF AFGHAN MASSACRE TO FACE BALES

The U.S. soldier's sentencing hearing beginning today will feature testimony from villagers flown in to describe the March 2012 raid that left 16 dead.

5. FLOODING SUBMERGES PHILIPPINES CAPITAL

More than half of Manila is underwater, trapping tens of thousands and suspending all work in the city.

6. SETTLEMENT TALKS FOR SAN DIEGO MAYOR

Bob Filner wasn't seen at work at City Hall yesterday and hasn't announced resignation plans, but has begun negotiations In a sex harassment claim against him.

7. WHERE YOU LIVE CAN UP YOUR TRANSPLANT CHANCES

Doctors are proposing that organ networks redistrict maps that put patients in line for liver transplants, saying people in some states who are sicker have to wait much longer than others.

8. AL-JAZEERA AMERICA HOPING TO WOO US VIEWERS

The news channel, which debuts today, says it will offer a bolder-but-less-opinionated alternative to other networks.

9. DISNEY ACTOR COMMITS SUICIDE

Lee Thompson Young, the teen star of "The Famous Jet Jackson" who also appeared in "Friday Night Lights" and "Rizzoli & Isles," was 29.

10. A-ROD'S LAWYER DECLINES MLB'S CHALLENGE

The attorney rejects a call to waive his client's confidentiality and release the evidence that triggered Rodriguez's 211-game drug suspension.