10 Things to Know for Friday

By The Associated Press

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

1. JOBS NUMBERS WILL DEFINE SUMMER CAMPAIGN

All eyes are on the employment report coming out at 8:30 a.m. as President Obama and rival Mitt Romney press ahead with campaign four months before Election Day.

UPDATE: US employers add 80,000 jobs as economy struggles

CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER,AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended.

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.

The economy added an average of just 75,000 jobs a month in the April-June quarter — one-third of the pace in the first quarter.

2. ARGENTINA CONVICTS FORMER DICTATORS IN BABY-STEALING CASE

Guilty verdicts are a big step toward punishing human rights abuses of oppressive era.

3. WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM DESERT-SAVVY PHOENIX

Keep yourself and your ride cool and think before you touch.

4. FRIENDS OF SYRIA MEETING TO PRESS ASSAD

As one senior member of the president’s inner circle defects, 80-nation gathering seeks action on peace plan.

5. CONSERVATIVE TEACHERS WARY OF DEMOCRATIC DIGS AT THEIR VIEWS

Republican educators balk at Obama-centric convention that leaves them on the sidelines.

6. ORGANIZERS SAY LONDON OLYMPICS WILL SURVIVE RAINY WEATHER

Officials say they have prepared well for every weather eventuality.

7. WHY AN OREGON LAW IS MAKING IDAHO POLICE UNHAPPY

Medical marijuana runs across the two states’ border are on the rise. So are police crackdowns.

8. MEXICAN VOTE COUNT CONFIRMS PENA NIETO’S VICTORY.

Longtime ruling party set to return to power after 12 years.

9. WHAT A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN IS TRYING TO DO IN THE EMIRATES

Inspired by the power of Twitter in the Arab Spring, this campaign is seeking a crackdown on women’s skimpy fashions in the Gulf country.

10. SERENA WILLIAMS REACHES SEVENTH WIMBLEDON FINAL

With a tournament-record 24 aces, Williams finds herself up for her 14th Grand Slam title in Saturday’s final.