National News

July 7, 2013

10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. WHAT COCKPIT RECORDER REVEALS ABOUT ASIANA CRASH

The crew called to abort the landing about 1.5 seconds before the airliner’s tail hit the end of the runway in San Francisco, the NTSB says.

2. HOW PLANE CRASH SURVIVAL ODDS HAVE RISEN

Jetliners today are more structurally sound, and modern cockpit technology means they rarely hit mountains or each other.

3. ‘PEOPLE NOW VIEW THE MUSLIM BROTHERS IN EGYPT AS LOSERS’

The overthrow of Morsi sends Islamist parties around the region scrambling to preserve Arab Spring gains.

4. PHOTO OF FLAG-DRAPED FIREFIGHTERS’ BODIES HAUNTS, COMFORTS

The picture, first posted anonymously to Facebook, shows American flags covering the 19 ‘Hotshots’ who died fighting Arizona’s Yarnell fire.

5. 40 STILL MISSING IN QUEBEC TRAIN DERAILMENT

With dozens still unaccounted for, more bodies could be found in the charred wreckage of runaway rail cars filled with crude oil.

6. PENTAGON’S EFFORT TO ACCOUNT FOR MIAs BLASTED

A report finds the decades-old pursuit of bones and other evidence of Americans missing in action sluggish and often duplicative.

7. WHY MORE US EMPLOYERS SEEK TEMPORARY LABOR

Driving the trend are uncertainty about the economy and companies desire for more flexibility in their payrolls.

8. RETURNING CONGRESS FACES CONFLICT

Republicans and Democrats will confront unresolved disputes over student loans, potentially incendiary fights over nominations, the farm bill and immigration.

9. SOCIAL MEDIA FRONT AND CENTER IN ZIMMERMAN TRIAL

The court case is top trend almost daily, with Twitter and Facebook permeating the trial both inside and outside the courtroom.

10. ANDY MURRAY ENDS BRITAIN’S WIMBLEDON DROUGHT

He topped No. 1 Novak Djokovic to become the first British man to win the crown since Fred Perry in 1936.

 

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  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof of their involvement in the attack that left at least three people dead.

    April 20, 2014

  • In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

    The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.

    April 20, 2014

  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

    April 20, 2014

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.

    April 20, 2014

  • In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

    Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

    April 20, 2014

  • ‘Capt. America’ tops box office for third week

    Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp’s new movie.

    April 20, 2014

  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry’s prospects

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    April 20, 2014

  • NASA’s space station Robonaut finally getting legs

    Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs.

    April 19, 2014

  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims.

    April 19, 2014

  • Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.

    April 19, 2014