National News

January 15, 2014

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. MISSED WARNING SIGNS BEFORE BENGHAZI ATTACK

A bipartisan Senate panel report says the State Department ignored a deteriorating security situation in Benghazi and declined to extend a Defense Department team’s mission.

2. THE LATEST MISSTEPS IN AIR FORCE’S NUCLEAR MISSILE FORCE

Thirty four of the officers entrusted with managing intercontinental ballistic missiles are suspected of cheating or tolerating cheating by others on routine proficiency tests.

3. EQUAL PROTECTION ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF GAY MARRIAGE GAINS MOMENTUM

Overturning the bans in Oklahoma and Utah based on the Constitution’s guarantee is providing a legal framework for cases across the country.

4. WHICH MOVIES ARE EXPECTED TO LEAD OSCAR NODS

“American Hustle,” “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” are strong contenders but the nominations--revealed Thursday morning--could once again carry a few surprises.

5. VATICAN FORCED TO DEFEND ITSELF ON SEX ABUSE RECORD

A UN body will grill the Holy See on allegations it enabled the rape of thousands of children by protecting guilty priests.

6. HOW EGYPT’S CHRISTIANS ARE FINDING A NEW VOICE

In past years, Islamists used fear or intimidation to stop them on their way to the ballot box, but this time, they faced no obstacles to vote on a new constitution.

7. WHY APPLE IS PAYING BIG REFUNDS

After tens of thousands of complaints, the tech giant will pay at least $32.5 million to customers whose children made app purchases without permission.

8. WESTMINSTER OPENS THE DOGGIE DOOR TO MIXED-BREEDS

While Labradoodles, puggles and who-knows-whats won’t be able to vie for the prestigious Best in Show award, they’ll be included in its new agility trial.

9. WHAT CRIMES MAY HAVE BEEN COMMITED IN NJ BRIDGE PLOT

Legal experts say that conspiracy, official misconduct, perjury and obstruction charges could come out of the traffic jam scandal.

10. SUPER BOWL SECURITY A TOP PRIORITY

Nearly 4,000 local police and private security officers, airport-style screening and a host of other visible and invisible measures will be employed during the big game.

 

1
Text Only
National News
  • Players protest rehiring of fired Minnesota coach

    The University of Minnesota-Mankato football team Wednesday boycotted the fired head coach who won his job back in an arbitrator's ruling last week, nearly two years after fighting accusations of child pornography and other misconduct.

    April 16, 2014

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals

    Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama’s effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

    April 16, 2014

  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    They’re called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

    April 16, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

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

    April 16, 2014

  • Police: Suspected killers wore GPS devices

    Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — the rules of parole that are designed to tip off authorities if a freed felon backslides.

    April 15, 2014

  • Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

    A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

    April 15, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

    April 15, 2014

  • Aw, geez, 'Fargo' is on TV with Billy Bob Thornton

    After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put “Fargo” on series TV.

    April 15, 2014

  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

    Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region.

    April 14, 2014

  • Drivers in California crash had clean records

    Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.

    April 14, 2014