National News

August 30, 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. OBAMA PREPARED TO ACT UNILATERALLY AGAINST SYRIA

Following the British Parliament’s refusal to support military action against the Syrian government for suspected use of chemical weapons, White House officials say Obama is undeterred. French President Francois Hollande also gives a nod of approval.

2. WHY NOT JUST TAKE OUT SYRIA’S CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Experts say it would be unlikely that the United States would bomb Syria’s chemical weapons storehouses because it cannot be done safely.

3. GOING TO POT?

Will other states follow the lead of Colorado and Washington state now that the federal government has given them the green light to decriminalize marijuana?

4. WHO WILL RECEIVE SETTLEMENTS IN THE $765M CONCUSSION-RELATED DEAL WITH THE NFL

Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett and Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien will be among the thousands of former players with concussion-related health problems receiving compensation under an agreement with the NFL.

5. WHY TYLENOL CAPS ARE GETTING NEW WARNING LABELS

Overdoses from acetaminophen send 55,000 to 80,000 people to the emergency room in the U.S. each year and kill at least 500.

6. 2 IVY LEAGUE-TRAINED ECONOMISTS, 1 JOB

Lawrence Summers, a White House insider, and Janet Yellen, a veteran of the Federal Reserve, are seen as leading contenders to replace Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Fed, the nation’s central bank.

7. BAN ON GAY-TO-STRAIGHT PSYCHOTHERAPY STANDS

A federal appeals court upholds the nation’s first-of-its-kind law in California prohibiting health practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight.

8. A FATAL JOYRIDE  

A 6-year-old girl was killed when she and her brother went for a joyride in the family car and crashed into a pole. Initially, the mother called the police thinking the two had been kidnapped.

9. WHAT A TOOTH IS WORTH THESE DAYS

The Tooth Fairy is keeping up with inflation. This year kids are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth, an increase over last year’s $3 a tooth.

10. CHIMPANZEE ‘ENRICHMENT SESSION’ PAYS OFF

A 37-year-old primate that paints with his tongue wins an art contest and $10,000 for his sanctuary, Chimp Haven, in Louisiana.

 

1
Text Only
National News
  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

    April 23, 2014

  • Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

    For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.

    April 23, 2014

  • Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia.

    April 23, 2014

  • Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?

    The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London — and now, Tampa?

    April 23, 2014

  • Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

    A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor’s father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.

    April 23, 2014

  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.

    April 23, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

    April 22, 2014

  • A bipolar doctor probes the brain on 'Black Box’

    ABC’s brainy new medical drama “Black Box” does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand.

    April 22, 2014

AP Video