The NYPA award-winning Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.
Friday, July 11
• Sunny with a high of 85.
• The Gaza death toll passes 90 as rockets continue to soar, with an Ashdod gas station being struck this morning.
• U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Afghanistan to hopefully resolve a dispute over the winner of its presidential election.
• WHO warned that we are “globally failing” certain populations, such as gay men, prostitutes and prisoners, when it comes to AIDS prevention.
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• The MTA and union leaders have continued to meet before the proposed LIRR strike on July 20, but no deal has been struck.
• The U.S. Tennis Association hosted a job fair in Flushing Meadows to fill 6,000 open positions for the U.S. Open.
• Ridgewood Reservoir Basins needs to be safer, according to the state, in case of overflow.
• Game of Thrones dominated Emmy nominations with a leading 19 bids, including best drama.
• Former co-host of The View Elisabeth Hasselbeck slams Rosie O’Donnell, as the latter prepares to return to the show.
• Israel’s ability to win the war will depend on its defense against Hamas’ rockets, according to the Daily News.
• The New York Times cites a survey that shows early satisfaction with the Affordable Care Act.
• The Mets missed their chance for a series sweep when the Braves held them off, 3-1, last night. Watch them play the Marlins tonight at 7:10.
• The Yankees lost 9-3 against the Indians, but worse is their loss of rookie pitcherMasahiro Tanaki, who tore a ligament in his pitching arm. They head to Miami to play the Marlins tonight at 7:05.
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• Latest news - Mortgage rates increased this week after a better-than-expected jobs market report.
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Arts and Culture
• Consecutive sold-out shows at Yankee Stadium and more YouTube views than Beyonce show the success and influence of Hispanic bachata star Romeo Santos.
• Wine expert Eric Asimov recommends three hard to find, but totally worth it, dry rieslings.
• Bayside - 11 a.m. - Assemblyman Ed Braunstein announces legislation banning clothing bins from fake charities. Lawrence Cemetery, 216th St. & 42nd Ave.
• Long Island City - 4 p.m. - Summer Science Adventure at the Queens Library, 37-44 21st St.
• Flushing - 6 p.m. - Councilman Peter Koo attends the Union of Taiwan Universities and College Alumni Association of Greater New York 25th anniversary celebration. Mudan Banquet Hall, 136-17 39th Ave.
• Flushing - 7 p.m. - Yoga in the garden at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Bayside - 7 p.m. - 100th Anniversary of Bayside Day. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Jamaica - 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Blood Drive at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, 105-75 Goethals Ave.
• Glendale - 9:30 a.m. to Noon - Yoga on the Green at The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave.
• Glendale - 12 to 3 p.m. - Stop ‘N’ Swap event with free items for the taking. The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave.
• Astoria - 7:45 p.m. - “Ayazamana: Traditional Music and Dances from Ecuador” at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, 35-12 35th Ave. Tickets $20 adults, $15 children/seniors.
• Flushing - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Summer electronic waste recycling event to dispose of all unwanted or broken gadgets. Drop-off at Queens Botanical Garden parking garden, 42-80 Crommelin St.
• Flushing - 2:30 p.m. - Taste of Germany at the Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave
• Astoria - 3:00 p.m. - 4th Annual Pie Eating Contest at Astor Bake Shop, 12-23 Astoria Blvd.
• Rego Park - 2 to 6 p.m. - Singles dance and social with refreshments for ages 45+ at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.
• Flushing - 2 p.m. - Old school R&B concert featuring classic hit list including The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers by band Soul Party. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.