10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. HOW TSARNAEV HOPES TO AVOID DEATH SENTENCE IN BOSTON BOMBING
The defendant’s lawyer concedes he committed the crime — but argues that he had fallen under the malevolent influence of his now-dead older brother.
2. MAN SLASHES US AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH KOREA WITH KNIFE
Diplomat Mark Lippert’s wounds don’t appear life-threatening after the attack in Seoul by a man screaming “South and North Korea should be reunified!”
3. GOVERNMENT CLEARS OFFICER IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI, SLAYING
The Justice Department concludes that the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was legally justified.
4. FRESH FALLOUT FROM HILLARY CLINTON’S QUESTIONABLE EMAIL HABITS
A House panel investigating Benghazi subpoenas the former secretary of state’s personal emails after it is learned that she used a private account for official business.
5. SUPREME COURT TAKES UP ‘OBAMACARE’ TAX SUBSIDIES
The justices appear sharply divided over the new challenge to the president’s health care overhaul.
6. SOUR NEWS ABOUT SWEET STUFF
To meet new health guidelines, Americans would have to slash their average sugar intake by about two-thirds.
7. WHICH DISCOVERY IS EXCITING SCIENTISTS
A 2.8 million-year-old fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia gives a rare glimpse of what very early human ancestors looked like.
8. GLEN CAMPBELL’S SON, DAUGHTER HEAD TO COURT
The two oldest offspring of the entertainer, who has Alzheimer’s, want to wrest control of his medical and financial decisions from his wife.
9. WHY THIS YEAR’S GENEVA AUTO SHOW IS HEAVY ON SUPERCARS
“What you see now is an industry that has got its swagger back,” says the editor of Autocar magazine.
10. A-ROD BACK IN YANKEES LINEUP
The slugger, returning from a season-long drug suspension, hits a single in his first at-bat in a spring training game.