National News

March 26, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. HIGH COURT TO TAKE UP GAY MARRIAGE

The Supreme Court’s first major examination of gay rights in a decade begins today as public opinion shifts in favor of same-sex marriage.

2. AMANDA KNOX ACQUITTAL OVERTURNED

Italy’s highest court ordered a new trial for the American and her Italian ex-boyfriend in the 2007 murder of her roommate.

3. A SEAT FOR SYRIAN OPPOSITION AT ARAB SUMMIT

A delegation of opponents to Assad’s regime took the country’s seat at an Arab League meeting in Qatar.

4. WHEN CYPRUS WILL GET ITS MONEY BACK

The country’s shutdown entered its second week as officials fearing runs on the banks extended their closure until Thursday.

5. NEW JERSEY’S NEWEST MULTIMILLIONAIRE

Pedro Quezada bought the winning lottery ticket for a $338 million Powerball jackpot. The immigrant from the Dominican Republic says he wants to help his family.

6. ANOTHER WARNING FROM NORTH KOREA

Pyongyang warned its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture.

7. WEAPON FOUND IN COLORADO CORRECTIONS CHIEF’S DEATH

The gun that a parolee used in a shootout in Texas is the same that killed Tom Clements at his front door.

8. WHAT A YOUNGER BUICK LOOKS LIKE

GM is unveiling new editions of the LaCrosse and Regal today, hoping to attract more 30- and 40-somethings to cars with older buyers.

9. YAHOO’S NEWEST WHIZ KID

Seventeen-year-old Nick D’Aloisio is younger than Yahoo, but sold the company his Summly app to make it easier to read news stories on smartphones.

10. WHO’S BACK AT NO. 1

Tiger Woods wins his third tournament of the year and reclaims golf’s top ranking.

 

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