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March 7, 2014

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. WHY US SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA COULD BACKFIRE

Stiffer U.S. and EU penalties over Ukraine could sting Russia's already slow-growing economy. And Russia could retaliate.

2. UKRAINE'S LEADERSHIP TURNS TO OLIGARCHS FOR HELP

The decision to appoint the country's richest men as regional administrators has risks, but their wealth and influence could be key to calming tensions.

3. WHO'S DISTANCING HIMSELF FROM BITCOIN

Dorian S. Nakamoto, the man Newsweek points to as the creator of the digital currency exchange, denies he had anything to do with it.

4. PISTORIUS NEIGHBOR SAYS BANGS WERE GUNSHOTS

Johan Stipp testifies he heard a woman's screams and a man's shouts before a second group of sounds he identified as gunshots, not a cricket bat hitting the door.

5. WHAT MONTHLY JOBS REPORT COULD REVEAL

The Labor Department data could help confirm whether the economy is likely to rebound with warmer temperatures.

6. YOUNGER GENERATION LEANS LEFT

Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but a new survey finds that half of American adults ages 18 to 33 are Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party.

7. COLORADO TAKES A SWIPE AT DRIVING STONED

The state, which legalized marijuana in 2012, is spending $1 million on a "Drive High, Get a DUI" campaign to warn motorists against driving under the influence.

8. WAKE UP AND SMELL ... THE BACON

Oscar Mayer says it has created a bacon-scented app for the iPhone that makes the sound of bacon sizzling. An external device is needed if you want to smell it.

9. EX-NFL SAFETY SEEKS RELEASE ON BAIL AFTER RAPE ACCUSATIONS

Darren Sharper will be in a Los Angeles courtroom, his lawyers arguing he should be released from jail because he has not been formally charged with the Louisiana rapes he is being held for.

10. JUST HOW GOOD-LOOKING WAS JESUS

That's the question being asked around Hollywood after an actor likened to a young Marlon Brando was cast to play Jesus in the popular new film "Son of God."

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  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of tactics

    The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

    July 31, 2014

  • Rodden, Danny.jpg Indiana sheriff accused of lying about relationship with prostitute

    The sheriff of Clark County, Ind., faces an eight-count federal indictment that accuses him of lying about paying a prostitute for a sex act and giving her a badge so that she could claim a discount rate at a hotel.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140727-AMX-GUNS271.jpg Beretta, other gun makers heading to friendlier states

    In moving south and taking 160 jobs with it, Beretta joins several other prominent gunmakers abandoning liberal states that passed tough gun laws after the Newtown shooting.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

    The shortage of meat is the result of China's latest food scandal, in which a Shanghai supplier allegedly tackled the problem of expired meat by putting it in new packaging and shipping it to fast-food restaurants around the country

    July 29, 2014

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.

    July 28, 2014

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

    July 28, 2014

  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

    July 25, 2014

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

    July 25, 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:

     

    July 25, 2014

  • Illinois woman, 47, dies rescuing boy in Wisc. lake ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake.The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports 47-year-old Karen Wessel of Arlington Heights d

    July 25, 2014

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