10 Things to Know for Today

by Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. US ORDERS EVACUATION IN YEMEN

Britain also evacuated its embassy staff after terror threat linked to al-Qaida shut down diplomatic posts across the Mideast.

2. FORT HOOD SOLDIER TO REPRESENT HIMSELF

Victims of the 2009 rampage at the Texas military base will be questioned by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, whose court-martial begins today.

3. INTERNET PIONEER BUYS THE WASHINGTON POST

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos turned selling books online into a multibillion-dollar business and will now try to transform the media industry.

4. OBAMA PITCHES MORTGAGE REFORM

The president heads to Phoenix to outline his plan to shut down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

5. GUNMAN KILLS 3 AT TOWN MEETING

Ross Township, Pa., police say Rockne Newell was feuding with officials over violations for the condition of his home.

6. A-ROD STILL PLAYING, BUT FOR HOW LONG?

The AP's Mike Fitzpatrick says the embattled, injury-prone slugger may be done with his All-Star career if he has to serve a 200-plus game suspension

7. MOBSTER CASE HEADED TO JURY

Whitey Bulger's lawyers told jurors not to believe gangsters-turned-informants who testified against the 83-year-old accused of 19 killings in the 1970s and '80s.

8. ANOTHER POLITICIAN IN SEXTING SCANDAL

Australian lawmaker Peter Dowling resigned as head of an ethics committee after he was accused of sending graphic pictures of himself to a woman.

9. GOP DEMANDS NETS PULL PLUG ON CLINTON

The Republican National Committee threatened to blackball NBC and CNN from future GOP debates if they aired documentaries on the likely Democratic presidential contender.

10. PYTHON ESCAPES FROM PET STORE, KILLS 2 BOYS

The snake got out of its enclosure and slithered through air vents to an upstairs apartment in Canada where the 5- and 7-year-old boys were staying.



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