THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Tues 6/17/14

The U.S. beat Ghana yesterday in the World Cup 2-1 on a John Brooks header with five minutes left

BILL CLINTON MOST ADMIRED PRESIDENT OF PAST 25 YEARS - According to a new poll Bill Clinton is the most admired president of the past quarter century. Asked which president of the past 25 years they admired most, 42% of respondents named Clinton. That was more than twice the share that named any other president. The other three presidents of the quarter century all polled about the same: 18% said they most admired President Barack Obama; 17% named George W. Bush; and 16% named his father, George H.W. Bush.

A 25-year-old guy in China DIED over the weekend . . . because he chose watching the World Cup instead of going to sleep.  Because of the time difference, World Cup games are on in the middle of the night in China . . . and on Friday and Saturday he stayed up all night.  So doctors think he died from sleep deprivation.

Starbucks is going to start offering free college tuition to its workers.  They made a deal with Arizona State University, and they'll pay up to two years of tuition.  But it has to be ONLINE, not at the actual campus

The NY Daily News claims Malia Obama is working as a production assistant on Halle Berry‘s TV series “Extant”. She has been helping with computer shop alignments

RADAR Online claims Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been cleared by the Department of Children and Family Services. They allegedly were investigated after an Internet picture showed their 13-year-old daughter Willow in bed with 20-year-old Moises Arias.

Someone recently hacked an electronic road sign in Jupiter, Florida to read: "Smurf X-ing ahead".

The movie Website JoBlo claims Steve Martin is going to star in Father of the Bride 3

NUDE RUNNER COVERED IN NACHO CHEESE - A man was caught by Japanese police on his birthday running naked and covered in nacho cheese.

The Lakewood, Washington police recently arrested a home burglar after he left his "Salesperson of the Month" award at a crime scene. Alfred Shropshire III broke into a woman's home and stole her purse and some coins before fleeing. His 'Salesperson of the Month' plaque from South Tacoma Mazda was found in the yard. The dealership says Shropshire quit in January

A 29-year-old guy in England was on a bar crawl a few months ago, and everyone was wearing costumes.  He went as Scooby Doo, so he was wearing a big brown onesie with a stuffed Scooby Doo head on top.  And it REALLY saved him . . . a woman started punching him in the head and the padding absorbed the blows.  The woman was just fined for assault. 

Out on DVD today: 13 Sins, A Fighting Man, Almost Human, The Attorney, Breaking Through, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Joe, Joy Ride 3: Road Kill, The LEGO Movie, The Machine, The Odd Way Home, Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultra Defenders and Walk of Shame.