Daily Updates

April 10, 2013

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. HOW OBAMA AIMS TO BRIDGE THE BUDGET GAP

His plan would raise taxes on smokers and the wealthy, as well as trim Social Security benefits for millions.

2. CAMERA WORK

As a precursor to the immigration overhaul, a bipartisan bill in the Senate would require surveillance of the entire Mexico border.

3. PC SALES PLUMMET

Microsoft’s newest version of Windows, designed to work with touch-sensitive screens, appears to be driving buyers away from personal computers.

4. HOSTAGE TAKER SHOT DEAD

SWAT team storms a home and frees four firefighters who had been held captive by a Georgia man facing foreclosure.

5. TURNS OUT, CUBA’S A FRENEMY

Prompt return of a wanted Florida couple shows the Cold War enemy is capable of remarkable cooperation with the U.S.

6. AMEN TO THAT

Israel wants to establish a new section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem where men and women can pray together.

7. A BREAKTHROUGH IN PAIN MANAGEMENT

Doctors say they’ve been able to use brain scans to “see” pain and tell whether a drug is relieving it.

8. MALAWI NOT SO STARSTRUCK

The president blasts Madonna for “expecting” VIP treatment during a recent tour. The entertainer denies it.

9. WHY STEPHEN HAWKING IS PUSHING SPACE TRAVEL

Humans, the scientist believes, can’t survive another 1,000 years “without escaping beyond our fragile planet.”

10. NO SHOO-INS AT THE MASTERS

“Tiger is the favorite,” Nick Faldo notes. “But he’s going to be chased by a lot of really good players.”

 

1
Text Only
Daily Updates
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

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

    April 20, 2014

  • In Other News, April 20

    April 20, 2014

  • 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