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February 26, 2013

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1. EGYPT BALLOON ACCIDENT KILLS 18 TOURISTS

Nine tourists from Hong Kong were among the victims of the crash of the hot air balloon into sugar cane fields near the ancient city of Luxor.

2. DOOMSDAY PREDICTIONS FOR AUTOMATIC BUDGET CUTS

Obama is drumming up public concern with predictions of lost military resources, jobless benefits and vital services.

3. STAKES HIGH FOR IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS

World powers are offering Iran new sanctions relief in exchange for curbing its nuclear program, but set low expectations for diplomatic talks beginning today.

4. ROCKET FIRED FROM GAZA INTO ISRAEL

The attack into the southern city of Ashkelon caused no injuries but raised tensions two weeks ahead of Obama's visi.

5. MIDWEST BRACES FOR SECOND BLIZZARD

Kansas City declared a state of emergency after the storm lashed the Texas Panhandle with hurricane-force winds.

6. LESSONS FROM A CAREER WITH FOUR POPES

AP correspondent Victor L. Simpson says that over 35 years, he's learned popes can be forthcoming when on planes.

7. FIRST TERROR ATTACK ON WORLD TRADE CENTER

Today is the 20th anniversary of the 1993 truck bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000.

8. HOW A FORMER SURGEON GENERAL SURPRISED CONSERVATIVES

The late C. Everett Koop set aside his personal views on homosexuality and become a leader in sex education to prevent the spread of AIDS.

9. GET READY FOR .APP, .VEGAS, .TECH AND MORE

By year's end, hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival ".com" should be available for people and businesses to use.

10. WHAT IT MEANS WHEN YOUR MESSAGES AREN'T ANSWERED

Sometimes there's a technical glitch that gets in the way of receiving it. Or, they just don't want to talk to you.

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