10 Things to know for Monday, April 8

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

1. SIGNS OF ANOTHER NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR TEST
  South Korean officials say Pyongyang is believed to be making preparations for a fourth test, drawing a warning from UN chief Ban Ki-Moon . KOREAS-TENSION

2. MOURNING FOR A YOUNG US DIPLOMAT
Anne Smedinghoff, slain in Afghanistan along with four other Americans, displayed a love of global affairs while growing up outside Chicago. AFGHANISTAN-DIPLOMAT KILLED

3. JOINT CHIEFS HEAD SAYS TALIBAN A LONG-TERM THREAT
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey tells the AP that there will likely be contested areas of Afghanistan 10 years from now. US-AFGHANISTAN

4. A POSSIBLE BREAKTHROUGH ON GUN CONTROL
Congress returns today as two senators work on a bipartisan deal to expand federal background checks for gun buyers. CONGRESS RETURNS

5. FLY THE GRUMPY SKIES
A new report says airline passenger complaints rose 20 percent last year as carriers keep shrinking seats to squeeze more people into planes. AIRLINE QUALITY

6. THE AMERICANS BROADCASTERS FEAR MOST
It’s the “Zero TV” crowd, the growing ranks of viewers watching TV without cable, satellite or antennas. ZERO TV

7. 2 CHILDREN BURIED AT CONSTRUCTION SITE
A North Carolina official says the 7-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl are not expected to be recovered alive. CHILDREN TRAPPED

8. HOW ORANGES MADE LILLY PULTIZER A FASHION GIANT
The designer, who died Sunday in Miami, needed to hide juice-stand stains. Sleeveless dresses in colorful prints did the trick. OBIT-LILLY PULITZER

9. LUKE BRYAN SURPRISES AT MUSIC AWARDS
Bryan beat top stars like Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert to win entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. MUSIC-ACM AWARDS

10.RICK PITINO SHOOTS FOR BASKETBALL HISTORY
If Louisville beats Michigan Monday night, the former Kentucky coach would be the first to win NCAA finals at two schools. NCAA FINALS WATCH


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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