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10 things to know for today

Associated Press

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

1. HOW PILOT SCREENING CAN FALL THROUGH CRACKS

Despite regulations requiring that commercial aviators be checked for mental health problems, experts say the program is not effective.

2. SENATE PASSES BALANCED-BUDGET PLAN

The GOP-dominated Congress is now positioned for months of battling Obama over Republican goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.

3. WHAT INSPECTORS FOUND BEFORE NYC BLAST

An hour before an apparent gas explosion razed a Manhattan apartment building, utility company inspectors decided the work being done there was faulty.

4. CRITTERS FOUND IN ANTARCTIC ICE REVEALS TENACITY OF LIFE

Scientists have discovered creatures even in places that haven’t been exposed to sunlight for 15 million years.

5. SUNNI ARAB NATIONS INCH CLOSER TO DREAM OF JOINT FORCE

But there is resistance to creating such a military alliance — that would intervene aggressively in regional hotspots — among some countries, particularly allies of Iran like Syria and Iraq.

6. OIL COUNCIL: SHALE WON’T LAST

Federal advisers say the U.S. should exploit its trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imports.

7. NO MURDER CHARGE FOR WOMAN ACCUSED OF CUTTING BABY FROM WOMB

But prosecutors have not explained the decision or disclosed what charges the Coloradan will face.

8. WHO WILL TESTIFY NEXT IN HERNANDEZ CASE

The fiancee of the former New England Patriots player, who has been granted immunity, will be summoned for questioning in his murder trial.

9. FROM NEW LOGOS TO NEW COKE: WHEN CORPORATIONS ERR

In its “Race Together” campaign, Starbucks was not alone in making a corporate blunder, AP’s Mae Anderson finds.

10. KENTUCKY IMPROVES TO 37-0

The Wildcats brush off bold upset talk from West Virginia to rout the Mountaineers 78-39 and advance to the Elite Eight where they will play Notre Dame.

 

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