Daily Updates

March 14, 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. ‘END OF THE EARTH’ REJOICES AT POPE’S SELECTION

“It’s a huge gift for all of Latin America. We waited 20 centuries,” says Jose Antonio Cruz, a Franciscan friar in Puerto Rico.

2. SURPRISES FROM BERGOGLIO’S BIO

He chose to live in a simple apartment, rather than an opulent church estate. For years, he rode the bus to work. And as a youth, he loved the tango.

3. HOW A CHARITY FOR VETERANS SEEMS TO HAVE SPENT ITS MONEY

Investigators say execs of the Florida organization bought boats, beachfront condos, and Maseratis, Ferraris and Porsches.

4. SYRIAN BLOODLETTING MOUNTS

Though abuses by the Assad regime remain far more widespread, rebels are killing captives and suspected informers with impunity.

5. WHAT MORE WORKING MOMS WANT

Full-time jobs, a survey shows. The finding probably reflects the lackluster economy.

6. BEYOND THE GALAXY

Samsung — a rising Apple competitor — will unveil the successor to its popular smartphone today.

7. THE MAN WHO SECRETLY RECORDED ROMNEY’S ‘47 PERCENT’ COMMENTS

Bartender Scott Prouty tells MSNBC he struggled for weeks before deciding to release the video shot at a private fundraiser.

8. WHY MONARCH BUTTERFLIES ARE DYING OFF

Some experts blame pesticides that kill milkweed, the insects’ main food, for the dramatic decline.

9. COMING THIS MONTH: FREE TV

The weeklong experiment by Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company, offers viewers a chance to get acquainted with series they might not have followed.

10. LA’S PLAYOFF HOPES TAKE A HIT

The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant will be out indefinitely with a badly sprained ankle.

 

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