10 Things to Know for Tuesday
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- March 31, 2014 - 8:05 PM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. US RAISES POSSIBILITY OF EARLY RELEASE FOR JONATHAN POLLARD
Two sources tell the AP that freedom for the convicted spy is being dangled as an incentive for Israel in the Mideast peace talks.
2. WHO'S PREDICTING BRIGHT FUTURE FOR PETROLEUM DESPITE GLOBAL WARMING
Exxon Mobil tells its shareholders that it doesn't believe regulators will rein in the use of oil and gas because the fuels are too important for the world's economic development.
3. HEALTHCARE.GOV PUSHED TO THE LIMIT — AND MORE
A flood of last-minute sign-ups strains the website beyond its capacity on the deadline day for Obama's health overhaul.
4. RUSSIA STRENGTHENS ECONOMIC HOLD ON CRIMEA
The prime minister arrives in the newly annexed peninsula with promises of money for improved power supplies, water lines, education and pensions for the elderly.
5. JAPAN'S WHALING INDUSTRY DEALT A BLOW
An international court, siding with environmentalists, orders a halt to one of the world's biggest whale hunts in the icy Southern Ocean.
6. HOW MARK ZUCKERBERG REAPED $3.3 BILLION GAIN LAST YEAR
The Facebook founder exercised stock options in the social networking company to realize the windfall — which saddled him with a huge tax bill.
7. GM RECALLS ANOTHER 1.5 MILLION CARS
The latest problem involves power steering and brings to 6.3 million the number of vehicles that GM has recalled since February.
8. US TO REQUIRE REARVIEW CAMERAS IN MANY VEHICLES
The Transportation Department says the new rule targeting backup accidents will save 13 to 15 lives a year and prevent as many as 1,125 injuries annually.
9. WHAT'S COMING FROM MICHAEL JACKSON'S ESTATE
A new posthumous album of previously unreleased music by The Gloved One is set to be released in May.
10. HIGH-TECH HELP FOR BASEBALL'S UMPS
The use of expanded replay on opening day results in two missed calls getting fixed fast, without any arguments.
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