Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER TRIES TO MEDIATE IN UKRAINE
Berlin’s top diplomat arrives in Kiev to broker talks between the government and pro-Russian factions in the country’s eastern regions.
- WHAT NIGERIAN TERROR LEADER DEMANDS
Islamic extremist leader Abubakar Shekau says nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls will not be seen again until the government frees his detained fighters.
- DONALD STERLING DERIDES MAGIC JOHNSON WITH AIDS COMMENTS
The beleaguered Clippers owner questions the HIV-positive basketball great’s moral character, saying he is an unfit role model for children.
- FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER RECEIVES PRISON SENTENCE
Ehud Olmert, who resigned five years ago amid corruption charges, was sentenced to six years for his role in a wide-ranging bribery scandal.
5.THIS IS THE LIFE THEY CHOSE
Lawyers who defend despised terror suspects in court can find themselves standing all alone–or falling from grace.
- HOW A PEDOPHILE EVADED NOTICE FOR DECADES
The beloved teacher hopped around the globe teaching in international schools where he is believed to have molested dozens of boys.
- WHO’S GOING TO PRE-K–AND WHO’S NOT
The availability of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs varies widely from state to state, report finds, but overall enrollment has declined, despite bipartisan support.
- SNOW, DROUGHT AND HEAT: WELCOME TO SPRINGTIME IN WEST
More than 3 feet of snow hit parts of the Rockies, while some Arizona communities are rationing water due to drought and California is sweltering under high heat.
- GAY MARRIAGE BAN CHALLENGED IN ‘LAST FRONTIER’
Five couples file lawsuit against Alaska’s prohibition of same-sex marriage, calling it unconstitutional.
- NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE CANDIDATE DIES BEFORE RACE IS SETTLED
Keith Crisco, a man who went from pulling corn on a small farm to Harvard to Nixon’s White House, was trailing “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken by fewer than 400 votes. He died at age 71 after he fell in his house.
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