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5 things you need to know Tuesday

Posted by armen chang Friday, July 24, 2015 0 comments

1. Book readers, rejoice: A new Dr. Seuss is on the loose!
What Pet Should I Get? Read the newly discovered title from Dr. Seuss, which hits shelves Tuesday, for some delightful advice. Random House Children's Books is publishing Dr. Seuss books based on materials found in 2013 by his widow, Audrey Geisel. This title, announced in February, is believed to date to 1958-62.  It features the same brother and sister seen in Dr. Seuss' 1960 classic One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. The story is simple: A brother and sister go to the pet store with permission from Mom and Dad (who are nowhere in sight) to “pick just one” pet to bring home by noon. But it’s so hard to “Make Up Your Mind,” as a banner proclaims! Brother wants a dog, sister wants a cat … or a rabbit, or a bird, or a fish. And what the heck is that long-nosed thing called a Yent that could live in a tent?
2. Pentagon official, CDC lab regulator face questions from Congress over live anthrax shipments
An investigations subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled to grill federal officials at a 10 a.m. hearing Tuesday about lax biosafety practices that resulted in an Army biodefense facility mistakenly shipping live anthrax specimens to dozens of labs for more than a decade. Citing a USA TODAY investigation, the subcommittee plans to explore larger questions about whether theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention’s current oversight of labs working with potentially deadly bioterror pathogens needs to be strengthened.
3. Treasure hunters tell tale of finding $1M in Spanish booty 
The Schmidt family has done it again. For the third year in a row the family hasrecovered sunken Spanish treasure while working as subtractors for 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels LLC, an historic shipwreck salvage operation operated by treasure hunter Brent Brisben and his father, William Brisben. This time they found 51 gold coins, 40 feet of ornate gold chain and a single rare coin called a “Tricentennial Royal” that is dated 1715. Brisben said the extremely rare silver-dollar-sized coin is worth “probably around half a million dollars itself.” A press conference about the Schmitt family's find is scheduled for noon on Tuesday in Sebastian, Fla.
4. New Chuck Taylors hit the shelves
Converse debuted the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II shoes last week, the first redesign of the iconic brand in 98 years. They're available for your feet starting Tuesday in black, white, red and blue. The shoes keep the iconic Chuck Taylor style — "unique white foxing, rubber toe-cap and statement All Star patch," while also "dialing up consumer-led features and benefits to deliver a comfortable and versatile premium sneaker," the shoemaker says. Chuck IIs, with a suggested price of $70 for low-top and $75 for high-top, are produced by Nike, which bought the Converse brand in 2003.
5.Country's youngest murderer expected to be released from prison
Barring any last-minute setbacks, the country's youngest murderer will walk out of prison Tuesday — free for the first time since he was 12 years old. Curtis Fairchild Jones and his sister, Catherine, then 13, admitted to killing their father’s girlfriend in Florida in 1999. The siblings said they were being sexually abused and planned to kill their abuser, their father and their father's girlfriend, who they said was allowing the abuse to continue. They became the youngest children in the country’s history to be charged as adults for first-degree murder. Facing the prospect of life in prison, they pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and were sentenced to 18 years in prison followed by probation for life. Curtis Jones, now 29, is expected to be released Tuesday. His sister is due to be released in August.

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