10 Things to know for Tuesday, April 2

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

1. NORTH KOREA TO RESTART NUCLEAR REACTOR
  The mothballed Yongbyon complex was closed in 2007 as part of an international nuclear disarmament deal. KOREAS-TENSION

2. CONNECTICUT REACHES DEAL ON ‘STRONGEST’ GUN LAWS IN US
The deal bans high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown massacre and creates a statewide dangerous weapon offender registry. SCHOOL SCHOOTING-LEGISLATURE

3. SUSPICION FALLS ON WHITE SUPREMACIST IN DA SLAYING
Authorities had issued a bulletin warning that the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas might try to retaliate against law enforcement. DISTRICT ATTORNEY DEAD-TEXAS

4. WHY OBAMA IS HESITANT TO ARM SYRIAN REBELS
The AP’s Lara Jakes reports the U.S. is trying not to thwart positive disarmament talks with Iran. SYRIA-IRAN-NUCLEAR

5. FOR HOLMES, ‘JUSTICE IS DEATH’
Prosecutors will seek his execution if he is convicted of the Colorado movie theater attack that killed 12 people. COLORADO SHOOTING

6. THE MISTAKE THAT FREED PRISON CHIEF SLAYING SUSPECT
A paperwork error failed to catch a previous felony conviction for Evan Spencer Ebel, causing his release four years early from prison. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR KILLED

7. TOURISTS KIDNAPPED IN RIO
The couple was held for hours and the American woman was sexually assaulted aboard a public transport van in the Copacabana beach area. BRAZIL-ATTACK ON TOURISTS

8. WHAT CITY HAS GONE BROKE
A judge accepted the petition of Stockton, Calif., the most populous in the nation to enter bankruptcy. STOCKTON BANKRUPTCY

9. ‘BUCKWILD’ CAST MEMBER’S LAST RIDE
Shain Gandee was found dead in an SUV, along with his uncle and another man, along a muddy track in West Virginia. BUCKWILD DEATH

10. ‘THE THREE BIG HOLIDAYS — THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS AND OPENING DAY’
Dodgers co-owner Stan Kasten echoes the feelings of many baseball fans who flocked to ballparks across the nation for an enduring rite of spring. OPENING DAY


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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