Daily Updates

May 6, 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. FOUND ALIVE, A DECADE AFTER DISAPPEARANCE

Three women who went missing are found in a Cleveland home, and a man was arrested. “I’m free,” one of the women told a 911 dispatcher.

2. ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE SENDS MESSAGE NOT JUST IN MIDEAST

For the West, the attack offers another compelling argument that the Syrian war must be brought to an end.

3. FORMER TOP US DIPLOMAT FAULTS BENGHAZI RESPONSE

He tells Congress that more aggressive military action might have prevented the attack that killed two CIA security officers.

4. SENATE PASSES BILL TO END TAX-FREE INTERNET SHOPPING

The measure, though, faces stiff opposition in the House, where some lawmakers view it as a tax increase.

5. WHERE A BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT MIGHT BE BURIED

Out-of-state cemeteries have offered to take Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s remains, but his mother wants the body returned to Russia.

6. HOW LONG IT TOOK FOR A DEADLY INFERNO TO ENGULF A LIMO

The driver says no more than 3 minutes passed from the first sign of smoke to a raging blaze that killed five women.

7. THE CASE AGAINST AN ALLEGED AUSCHWITZ GUARD

German prosecutors say anyone who worked at a death camp can be charged with accessory to murder. Hans Lipschis says he served as a cook.

8. ‘BROOD II’ EMERGES

That’s what scientists are calling the invasion of cicadas that will crawl from the soil on the East Coast. But relax, they’re harmless.

9. GRAMMY WINNER GETS 3-MONTH SENTENCE

Lauryn Hill paid back more than $900,000 in taxes, but still owes interest and penalties.

10. ‘LIKE BEING 8 YEARS OLD AGAIN’

Alex Rodriguez is back on the field, practicing for the first time since surgery on his left hip almost four months ago.

 

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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