Ten Things To Know Today
Posted: March 18, 2013
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. SYRIA OPPOSITION MEETS TO FORM RIVAL GOVERNMENT
Twelve candidates are running for the job of interim prime minister for areas the rebels control.
2. BAILOUT PLAN SPARKS A BANK RUN
Cyprus’ residents rushed to withdraw cash ahead of a vote today on a plan that would tax deposits in the country's banks to save it from bankruptcy.
3. A HOLLYWOOD-WORTHY ESCAPE IN CANADA
Two inmates climbed a rope into a hovering helicopter to flee a Quebec jail.
4. WHY THE STEUBENVILLE RAPE CASE ISN'T OVER
Authorities are investigating whether coaches, parents and other students broke the law by failing to report the crime.
5. OBAMA LOOKS TO JUSTICE OFFICIALS FOR LABOR SECRETARY
The president was to nominate assistant attorney general Thomas Perez to replace Hilda Solis.
6. AFGHAN OPPOSITION OPENS TALKS WITH TALIBAN
The AP's Kathy Gannon reports opponents of Karzai hope to broker an end to the 12-year war ahead of the exit of international combat troops and a presidential race.
7. A TEST FOR CONTROVERSIAL VOTER REGISTRATION LAW
Arizona's law requiring proof of citizenship to register goes before the Supreme Court today.
8. HOW LOST PHOTOS CAN TRACE A TORNADO'S PATH
Photos and mementoes that were blown hundreds of miles by tornadoes give researchers clues into how far storm debris travels.
9. WHY CELEBS AGAINST FRACKING MAY BE BREAKING LAW
The group campaigning against a natural gas drilling method in New York, boasting stars like Susan Sarandon, isn't a registered lobbyist.
10. LOUISVILLE LEADS NCAA'S DANCE CARD
Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also receive No. 1 seeds after a topsy-turvy season and another weekend of upsets.