Daily Updates

March 20, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. HOPES DIM FOR AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN

Sen. Reid decides that including the divisive assault weapons provision might effectively block passage of any gun control bill at all.

2. IN IRAQ, DEADLIEST DAY THIS YEAR

A wave of bombings kills at least 65 — and demonstrates how dangerously divided Iraq remains a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.

3. WHO’S ALLEGING A CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA

The Assad regime and rebels trade accusations of a chemical attack — which would be a first in the civil war.

4. SEVEN MARINES KILLED IN BLAST

An exploding mortar shell is blamed for the deaths during mountain warfare training in Nevada.

5. WHY THE CRISIS IN CYPRUS IS DEEPENING

Lawmakers reject a plan to seize up to 10 percent of people’s savings deposits to help pay for a bailout — and keep banks from collapsing.

6. ADJUSTING EXPECTATIONS IN THE MIDEAST

As Obama prepares to reinsert himself in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, his best hope may be a partial peace deal.

7. GRANDMOTHER FACING LONG PRISON TERM

Jurors reject a self-defense claim and convict a suburban Detroit woman of murder for killing her teenage grandson. She shot him six times.

8. FULL TRANSPARENCY

Yoga pants made of see-through fabric selling for $100 anger customers of Lululemon, whose name kind of sums it all up.

9. HOW TO TWEET YOUR WAY TO PRISON

While the judge in the Ohio rape case advises caution in using social media, texts, tweets and a shocking video made convictions of two football players possible.

10. LAWSUIT TARGETS ELMO ACTOR

A man claims the former puppeteer of the “Sesame Street” character lured him into drug-fueled sex when he was 16.

1
Text Only
Daily Updates
  • 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

  • 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