Daily Updates

March 18, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. BANK DEPOSITS THREATENED

A plan to seize up to 10 percent of savings accounts in Cyprus to help pay for a financial bailout sends shock waves across Europe.

2. WHO’LL HEAD THE SYRIAN OPPOSITION’S INTERIM GOV’T

Ghassan Hitto, who has lived in the U.S. for decades, is elected prime minister by the rebel coalition.

3. POLICE AVERT POSSIBLE BLOODBATH

A student at the University of Central Florida with guns and a backpack filled with explosives is thwarted before he can harm anyone but himself. He puts a bullet in his head as the cops close in.

4. STILL NOT EXACTLY ONE BIG, HAPPY FAMILY

What was supposed to be a roadmap to a new, more inclusive Republican Party fails to please various factions.

5. WHAT THE POPE’S COAT OF ARMS WILL LOOK LIKE     

It’ll be the same one he used as archbishop, with the addition of papal symbols. Francis will receive the coat of arms at his installation Tuesday.

6. FROM ISRAEL, MIXED MESSAGES ON MIDEAST PEACE          

Ahead of Obama’s visit, Netanyahu says he’s ready for a “historic compromise,” but a close ally calls hopes for peace “delusional.”

7. WHY CLINTON IS BACKING GAY MARRIAGE

Putting the issue behind her now can only help later, if she decides to run for president in 2016.

8. LOHAN ACCEPTS PLEA DEAL IN CAR CRASH

Before the “Mean Girls” actress leaves the courtroom, the judge makes a suggestion: “Don’t drive.”

9. SPORTS’ NEWEST POWER COUPLE

Tiger Woods and skier Lindsey Vonn confirm on Facebook that they’re dating.

10. THE MATHEMATICS OF MARCH MADNESS

An NCAA tournament bracket presents more than 9.2 quintillion (a 9, followed by 18 zeroes) possible combinations.

 

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    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

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    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