Daily Updates

February 18, 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. WHEN HAGEL WILL GET HIS VOTE

GOP opponents of the Defense Secretary nominee say they’ll probably allow a confirmation vote in the coming week.

2. FOREIGN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA

No one has claimed responsibility for abducting the seven, but the region has been under attack by a radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram.

3. SINGER MINDY MCCREADY COMMITS SUICIDE

The troubled country singer known for hits like “Guys Do It All the Time” was found dead in Arkansas of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

4. WHO JOINED OBAMA ON THE FAIRWAY

Tiger Woods golfed with the president on a secluded, exclusive resort in Florida.

5. PISTORIUS PUTS AWAY HIS BLADES

The double-amputee cancels all races to concentrate on defending himself against murder charges.

6. ONE SISTER AT GUN CONTROL RALLY, ANOTHER IS SHOT

Janay Mcfarlane was killed in Chicago the same day her 14-year-old sister sat behind Obama as he spoke about gun violence.

7. SLAP A BABY, LOSE A JOB

An executive accused of assaulting a crying toddler on a flight is no longer employed at AGC Aerospace and Defense.

8. WHAT MAKER’S MARK WON’T CHANGE AFTER ALL

The bourbon distiller says public outcry has led it to reverse a decision to cut the alcohol level in its famous whiskey.

9. MIDWEEK MARIJUANA

Discovery network debuts ‘Weed Country’ series on Wednesdays, focusing on Northern California growers. ‘Pot Cops’ show will follow it.

10. MAKING NASCAR HISTORY

Danica Patrick becomes the first woman to win the Daytona 500 pole, the biggest achievement of her stock-car career.

 

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