10 Things to Know for Tuesday
The Associated Press
Feb. 17, 2015
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. ALLEGED DENMARK GUNMAN RECENTLY RELEASED FROM JAIL
The man responsible for Copenhagen's deadly shooting attacks was released about two weeks ago and might have become radicalized there last summer, a source tells The Associated Press.
2. EGYPTIAN WARPLANES STRIKE ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS
Egypt bombed militants in neighboring Libya and called on the United States and Europe to join an international military intervention in the North African state after extremists beheaded a group of Egyptian Christians.
3. BATTLE PERSISTS FOR UKRAINE RAILWAY HUB
Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists persist around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders.
4. MANY SEX OFFENDERS KILLED IN CALIFORNIA PRISON
California state prisoners are killed at a rate that is double the national average — and sex offenders account for a disproportionate number of victims, according to an Associated Press analysis of corrections records.
5. WHO'S NOT REQUIRED TO BE VACCINATED FOR MEASLES
In most states, there is no law dictating which vaccines teachers and school staff workers are required to get. Some states provide a list of recommended vaccines, but there is no requirement or follow-up for teachers to receive them.
6. HACKERS' BANK THEFT COULD STILL IMPACT CONSUMERS
"Criminals had access to all banking infrastructure, so they were able to get any data about customers," said Sergey Golovanov, a researcher at the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab that released a report about a hacker gang that looted as much as $1 billion from banks worldwide.
7. VATICAN OFFERS FREE SHOWERS AND SHAVES
Homeless men and women lined up near St. Peter's Square to take advantage of Pope Francis' latest charitable initiative: a free trim and bath for the least fortunate.
8. WHAT WARNING PANICS LOS ANGELES AIRPORT PASSENGERS
About 20 passengers fled through emergency doors and onto the tarmac at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal after someone mistakenly said that an armed man was on the loose.
9. WHAT DOG HAS FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES
The early favorite at the Westminster Kennel Club is a Portuguese water dog named Matisse who's a cousin of President Barack Obama's pet Sunny.
10. 50 SHADES OF GREEN
The adaptation of author EL James' erotic novel debuted to an astounding $94.4 million domestic and $172 million international across the long President's Day weekend, breaking box office records for the month of February.