TODAY: USA vs. Belgium, New State Laws, ‘Nightmare Nanny’ Speaks

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

1. U.S. meets Belgium in World Cup

The U.S. men’s national soccer team will play Belgium at 2 p.m. in the round of 16 of the World Cup.

2. Attorney general wants same-sex marriage licenses to stop

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has given the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder a noon deadline to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses or face action from his office.

3. Colorado’s $58 million computer upgrade ‘a train wreck’

Secretary of State Scott Gessler described Colorado’s new $58 million computerized accounting system “a disaster in the making.” The computer endeavor, Colorado Operations and Resource Engine, goes into use Tuesday.

4. Three die in plane crash

Three people were killed when their single-engine plane en route to Moab, Utah, crashed at Loveland Ski Area.

5. New state laws take affect

It’s July 1 and that means several new state laws go into effect.

6. Wildfire concerns grow

With temperatures rising this week, concerns are also rising about the potential for more destructive wildfires as it’s prime wildfire time in Colorado.

7. CU-Denver offers Drones 101 course

The University of Colorado-Denver is offering a Drones 101 course. It might be the only academic course of its kind in the country, according to the school.

8. Israel vows ‘Hamas will pay’

Vowing that “Hamas will pay,” Israel stepped up airstrikes on Gaza after the deaths of three teenagers that Israeli authorities blame on the militant group.

9. President Obama plans to bypass Congress on immigration

President Barack Obama said he was starting “a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress” after House Speaker John Boehner told him the chamber won’t take up an immigration bill this year.

10. ‘Nightmare Nanny’ speaks

Diane Stretton has refused to leave the home of the family that hired — then fired — her, but she spoke out for the first time and the so-called “Nightmare Nanny” says she’s a victim and the real nightmare is the family.


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