10 Things to Know for Today

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times in EDT): 1. WHEN SANDUSKY LEARNS HIS SENTENCE
Even his lawyers say the 9 a.m. hearing will likely result in a penalty that sends the ex-Penn State assistant coach to prison for the rest of his life. 2. "EL LAZCA" APPARENTLY KILLED IN MEXICO SHOOTOUT Heriberto Lazcano was a founder of the Zetas drug cartel, which carried out some of the country's bloodiest massacres. 3. WHAT NASA HOPES TO LEARN FROM A SKYDIVER'S JUMP Felix Baumgartner's 23-mile free fall, scheduled for 11 a.m., could lead to ways to help astronauts survive accidents. 4. WHERE ROMNEY, OBAMA CAN BE FOUND TODAY Both candidates return to Ohio, with the president speaking at Ohio State at 5 p.m. and his Republican challenger campaigning in Akron at 7:25 p.m. 5. HOW WORLD HUNGER FIGURES WERE SKEWED The number is actually 870 million, not 1 billion, the U.N. said, correcting an error blamed on flawed methodology and poor data. 6. A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON FOR EGYPT'S PROTESTERS The decree could benefit more than 1,000 demonstrators, but some lawyers say the wording is vague and doesn't immediately set anyone free. 7. WHY PROTESTANTS ARE NO LONGER THE MAJORITY IN THE U.S. More Americans have no religious affiliation and there's also a growing number of nondenominational Christians, a study found. 8. WHO'S MOST AT RISK IN THE MENINGITIS OUTBREAK Although 13,000 people received the suspected steroid shots, those who got them in the back for pain are more likely to be infected. 9. U.S., FRENCH SCIENTISTS SHARE NOBEL PRIZE FOR PHYSICS David Wineland and Serge Haroche were honored for inventing and developing methods for observing tiny quantum particles without destroying them. 10. MAN DIES AFTER WINNING ROACH-EATING CONTEST Edward Archbold downed dozens of the bugs, but an entomology professor says the insects are normally safe to eat unless someone has an allergy to them.


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