NEW YORK —
1. TURMOIL BUILDS IN EGYPT
The street fighting between supporters and opponents of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi were the first clashes between rivals since last year’s uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
2. WHY THE ‘FISCAL CLIFF’ DEADLINE ISN’T SET IN STONE
The Obama administration could delay some of the tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect at the end of the year.
3. ‘FISCAL CLIFF’ FIXES THAT AMERICANS FAVOR
People want to raise taxes on the rich — but show little appetite for cuts to Social Security and Medicare, an AP poll shows.
4. A CONFLICT OF INTEREST FOR JAPANESE SCIENTISTS
Yuri Kageyama reports that experts who help set national radiation exposure limits had trips around the world to conferences paid for by nuclear plant operators.
5. POT IS LEGAL, BUT NOT IN PUBLIC
Washington State’s law legalizing marijuana took effect, and some celebrated by violating the law, lighting up in public under Seattle’s Space Needle.
6. THE FIRST AMERICANS TO GROW MARIJUANA
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.
7. WHY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DROPPING
Experts say a weakened U.S. economy and a graying Hispanic population caused the first dip in a decade.
8. NEW YORK’S WANNABE SUBWAY HEROES
Straphangers say they would have helped save a man pushed off a platform to his death if they had been there.
9. LOOK WHO’S ON THE CATWALK
Transgendered models are becoming more popular on runways in Brazil and Paris.
10. SPREADING THE GRAMMY WEALTH
Six different artists each snagged six nominations, including fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons and Kanye West.
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1. TURMOIL BUILDS IN EGYPT
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Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations
The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
The Pulitzer for breaking news was awarded to The Boston Globe for its "exhaustive and empathetic" coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed.
E-Cigarettes target youth with festivals, lawmakers say
The findings, in a survey released Monday by members of Congress, should prod U.S. regulators to curb the industry, the lawmakers said. While e-cigarettes currently are unregulated, the Food and Drug Administration is working on a plan that would extend its tobacco oversight to the products.
Search teams will send unmanned sub to look for missing Malaysian airliner
Teams searching for a missing Malaysian airliner are planning for the first time to send an unmanned submarine into the depths of the Indian Ocean to look for wreckage, an Australian official leading the multi-nation search said Monday.
Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies
Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.
According to a probable cause statement released by police Monday, Megan Huntsman said that between 1996 and 2006, she gave birth to at least seven babies at her home and that all but one of them were born alive.
NSA spy report among potential Pulitzer contenders
The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism's highest honor, will be announced Monday.
Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort. Revelations about the spy programs were first published in June in The Guardian and The Washington Post, which last week received a George Polk Award for national security reporting.
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