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March 11, 2013

10 Things to Know Today

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

1. CARDINALS MEETING ON EVE OF CONCLAVE

Taking all precautions, police deploy snipers and sniffer dogs around the Vatican.

2. IN GANG RAPE CASE, A STARTLING TURN

The chief suspect hangs himself in his cell, using his own clothes, police in New Delhi say.

3. KOREAN TENSIONS TICK UP

South Korea and the U.S. begin their annual war games — as North Korea threatens the real thing.

4. WHY HOME IS BECOMING A DISTANT MEMORY

Two years after the Japanese tsunami, more than 300,000 people remain displaced.

5. THE HAZARDS OF REMOTE WARFARE

The military is discovering that combat stress can be felt far from the front lines — by those, for example, who watch video feeds from surveillance drones.

6. CHECKLIST FOR OBAMA’S TRIP TO ISRAEL

The AP’s Steve Hurst says that one thing the president will try to do is convince Netanyahu that he’s serious about stopping Iran from building a nuclear weapon.

7. IN OHIO, ‘ALL I KNOW IS MY BABY IS GONE’

One grieving father speaks after his son and five other teens are killed in the violent crash of a speeding SUV.

8. HOW JEB BUSH SMACKS AWAY TALK OF 2016

The ex-Florida governor tells NBC’s David Gregory that reporters are “crack addicts” for focusing on the next presidential race.

9. WHAT A STUDY OF MUMMIES FOUND

Even 4,000 years ago — long before fast food — people suffered from clogged arteries.

10. AFTER A TUNE-UP, TIGER IS HUMMING

Woods wins at Doral by 2 strokes, readying for a run at the Masters.

 

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

    April 18, 2014

  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

    April 18, 2014

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    April 18, 2014

  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

    April 18, 2014

  • 10 things to know for today

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

    April 18, 2014

  • VIDEO: Boston bomb scare defendant appears in court

    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

    April 17, 2014

  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

    Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn't afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

    April 17, 2014

  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

    April 17, 2014

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

    Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare," the GOP's favorite target in most congressional campaigns. Yet pro-Democratic activists in Alaska are doing just that, and a number of strategists elsewhere hope it will spread.

    April 17, 2014

  • Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?

    April 17, 2014

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