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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Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.
Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
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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).
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.
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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.
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