Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. BOY SCOUTS TO LOOK AT GAY BAN
The group’s executive board meets today after signaling it would let troops decide whether to allow gay members
’2. SOUTH PACIFIC EARTHQUAKE THREATENS ISLANDS
The 8.0 quake generated a tsunami that killed at least four people and damaged dozens of homes on the Solomon Islands.
3. CIA NOMINEE TO TAKE TOUGH QUESTIONS ON DRONES, TORTURE
The AP’s Kimberly Dozier reports John Brennan did not raise early objections to waterboarding in meetings about an al-Qaida operative’s capture.
4. BOMBS FOUND IN ALABAMA BUNKER
The FBI found the explosives in a pipe used to communicate with authorities from underground, where Jimmy Lee Dykes held a 5-year-old hostage.
5. MORSI ROLLS OUT WELCOME MAT FOR AHMADINEJAD
But the Iranian leader was forced to flee a mosque in downtown Cairo after a protester threw his shoes at him.(backslash)
6. SIX SPANISH TOURISTS RAPED IN MEXICAN RESORT
Armed masked men broke into a house in Acapulco, a resort where violence has rarely touched visitors.
7. OBAMA AND REPUBLICANS AGREE, SORT OF, ON BUDGET
The president and the GOP realize that across-the-board spending cuts won’t work, but can’t decide what measure should replace it.
8. A NEW NAME FOR BUDWEISER CLYDESDALE
After more than 60,000 votes, fans chose to name the foal in the inspiring Super Bowl ad Hope.
9. SHOE, IRON OR WHEELBARROW ON MONOPOLY CHOPPING BLOCK
Hasbro will announce this morning which of the eight tokens are being cut from the classic game and introduce a new one.
10. A PAINFUL END TO LINDSEY VONN’S SEASON
She tears two ligaments in her knee and breaks her lower leg on a hard landing.
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- Here come the tornado truthers. Already
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Lisa Montgomery embraces her nephew Thursday after a tornado tore apart her home in Cleburne, Texas. The twister killed six people and destroyed entire swaths of the North Texas town.
Credit: AP/LM Otero
Jack McMahon, the defense attorney for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, speaks outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia Tuesday. His client was convicted of killing three babies in his clinic, and will serve multiple life sentences.
Credit: AP/Matt Rourke
A photo taken Monday captures Vice President Joe Biden's response to a Milwaukee second-grader's innovative proposal to end America's epidemic of gun violence. This guy!
Credit: AP/Jenny Aicher
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., flanked by a grouper-eyed Michele Bachmann, addresses the IRS' admission that it targeted Tea Party groups in advance of the 2012 election. In an op-ed for CNN Thursday, the Kentucky senator slammed the president for his faux outrage.
Credit: AP/Molly Riley
Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller is sworn in on Capitol Hill Friday. Miller testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the extra scrutiny the agency gave conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
Credit: AP/J. Scott Applewhite
Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Holder is under fire, among other things, for the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at the Associated Press.
Credit: AP/Carolyn Kaster
O.J. Simpson sits during an evidentiary hearing at Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison for armed robbery and kidnapping, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial.
Credit: AP/Las Vegas Review-Journal/Jeff Scheid
Major Tom to ground control: On Sunday astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first music video from space, a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
Credit: AP/NASA/Chris Hadfield
When it rains it pours. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, inexplicably inspiring an #umbrellagate Twitter meme.
Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin
A smoke plume rises high above a road block at the intersection of County A and Ross Road east of Solon Springs, Wis., Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but the the wildfire caused evacuations across northwestern Wisconsin.
Credit: AP/The Duluth News-Tribune/Clint Austin
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