Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OFFICIALS SAY BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECTS HAD NO TERROR TIES
Two U.S. officials tell the AP bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cited religion and connection to radical Islam as the motive for the marathon attack.
2. CAR BOMB TARGETS FRENCH EMBASSY IN LIBYA
French President Francois Hollande denounced the blast that wounded two guards as an attack on countries against terror.
3. 2 CHARGED IN TERROR PLOT IN CANADA
Authorities say the planned attack on a passenger train was directed by al-Qaida members in Iran.
4. KNIVES STILL BANNED ON PLANES
The government delayed the controversial policy set to go into effect Thursday that would allow small knives, bats and some sports equipment on board.
5. HOW CONGRESS IS THWARTING MILITARY SPENDING CUTS
The AP’s Lolita C. Baldor reports the refusal to retire outdated ships and aircraft means the Navy and Air Force are spending more than $5 billion more than needed.
6. FLIGHT DELAYS GROW AMID AIR CONTROLLER FURLOUGHS
Passengers on some Washington-NYC shuttle flights could have reached their destination faster by train.
7. THE DRUGS PARENTS AREN’T TALKING ABOUT
Researchers say only 14 percent of parents have conversations with kids about abusing prescription medication, not seeing a significant risk.
8. BILL COULD TAX ONLINE BUYERS
The Senate is considering a bill today that would let states and cities impose local taxes on people making purchases over the Internet.
9. WOODSTOCK LEGEND RICHIE HAVENS DIES AT 72
The soulful Brooklyn-born musician was the first performer at the 1969 music festival, enthralling the crowd of 500,000 for hours.
10. WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN THE NFL DRAFT
The AP’s Richard Rosenblatt says to look for when Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o is picked and five possible first-round picks from national champ Alabama.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.