Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. CONCLAVE TO BEGIN WITHOUT FRONTRUNNER
Cardinals will vote Tuesday for a new pope, but there's no sense that a single man has what it takes.
2. WHAT A FACEBOOK 'LIKE' REVEALS
Researchers say it can indicate whether you're gay, how you vote and even if you have a high IQ.
3. WHY NYC CAN STILL SUPERSIZE ITS SODA
A judge struck down a ban on large sugary drinks, saying there were too many loopholes.
4. VENEZUELA'S OPPOSITION CANDIDATE MISSES DEADLINE
A huge crowd supporting Chavez' hand-picked successor prevented Henrique Capriles from registering as a candidate. An aide later registered for him.
5. US-AFGHAN ALLIANCE HITS NEW LOW
But Karzi's startling accusation that America is colluding with Taliban insurgents is unlikely to change the countries' ties, Robert Burns writes in an AP News Analysis.
6. 'HE LOOTED THE CITY'
Jurors convict ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on charges connected to kickbacks, contract rigging and taking hundreds of thousands in bribes.
7. WHOSE FINANCIAL INFO IS APPARENTLY LEAKED
Website posts what appear to be credit reports, other sensitive information on high-profile people such as Hillary Clinton and Jay-Z.
8. WHEN TO TURN YOUR EYES TO THE HEAVENS
Best views of the comet Pan-STARRS come Tuesday evening, when it will appear in the Northern Hemisphere beside a crescent moon.
9. DOW NOTCHES 7-DAY STREAK
Closing at 14,447, the blue chip index continues to set records, but some analysts say the lagging U.S. economy could slow the rally.
10. HOW PRO FOOTBALL SEEKS TO HEAD OFF CONCUSSIONS
The NFL commissioner envisions lighter helmets containing sensors to detect hits that could cause head injuries.