Daily Updates

April 29, 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. WHAT’S NEXT FOR BANGLADESH FACTORY WORKERS

Some survivors of the collapse pledge to never work in the garment industry again, but many will return. The choices are just too few.

2. SYRIA’S PRIME MINISTER NARROWLY SURVIVES ASSASINATION ATTEMPT

The bombing killed several other people and highlights an accelerating campaign targeting government officials.

3. WHERE TO GET A CAFFEINE JOLT

Food manufacturers have added caffeine to gum, candy, nuts and other snack foods in recent years, and now the FDA is investigating.

4. HOW THE SOCIAL SECURITY TAX INCREASE AFFECTED THE ECONOMY                

Very little. The government says consumer spending is up in the January-March quarter.

5. AMPUTEE SETS GRUELING MILESTONE

Sgt. 1st Class Greg Robinson, who lost part of his right leg in Afghanistan, has completed Army air assault school.

6. REPORT DOUBLES SOMALI FAMINE DEATHS

Some 260,000 have died, with half of them 5 years old and under, says a Western official briefed on the report, which is due out this week.

7. NEXT WEAPONS IN ‘SUPERBUG’ BATTLE

Hospitals turn to robots that emit UV light or hydrogen peroxide vapors, as well as other high-tech approaches to fight infections.

8. HITTING NEW HIGHS

Technology companies lead Standard & Poor’s 500 index to an all-time closing high of 1,593.61.

9. COMPETING PORTRAITS OF JACKSON EMERGE

Lawyers for the pop star’s mother call him a loving son and father, while an attorney for concert giant AEG Live said “no one, nobody, knew his deepest darkest secrets.”

10.  NBA’S JASON COLLINS MAKES HISTORY

“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”

 

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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