10 Things to know for Thursday, March 28

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

1. MANDELA HOSPITALIZED WITH LUNG INFECTION
  The anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president has had a recurrence of a lung infection. SOUTH AFRICA-MANDELA

2. HOW CYPRIOTS WILL BE KEPT IN CHECK
When the nation’s banks reopen at 6 a.m., account holders will be allowed to withdraw only about $380 each day. CYPRUS-FINANCIAL CRISIS

3. THIS POPE IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS
Francis’ belief that a pontiff’s job is to serve the lowliest will be demonstrated on Holy Thursday when he washes the feet of young inmates. VATICAN-RELUCTANT POPE?

4. WHY GUN CONTROL IS NO EASY FIX
Gun control supporters are struggling to win over moderate Democrats in their drive to push expanded background checks for firearms purchasers through the Senate next month. GUN CONTROL-ON THE FENCE

5. GAY MARRIAGE REMAINS A POLARIZING ISSUE
AP’s David Crary says that however the Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage, the issue seems certain to divide states and people for years to come. GAY MARRIAGE OUTLOOK

6. A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR THE U.S.
Germany’s experience with “guest workers,” namely 3 million immigrants from Turkey, offers lessons for America as it debates immigration reform. GERMANY-IMMIGRATION LESSONS

7. GOP AIMS TO GET MORE TECH SAVY
Republicans are moving aggressively to repair their technological shortcomings from the 2012 election, opening a new tech race to counter a glaring weakness against Obama. REPUBLICANS-TECH RACE

8. WHY YOUR INTERNET MAY SEEM SLUGGISH
A massive cyberattack targeting an anti-spam group is rippling across the Web. SPAMHAUS-CYBERATTACK

9. NBC TO LAUER: YOUR SEAT IS SAFE
An executive responds to reports that the network has approached CNN’s Anderson Cooper about taking over at “Today.” NBC-LAUER

10. BULLISH END TO NBA STREAK
The Chicago Bulls beat Miami 101-97, snapping the Heat’s 27-game winning streak and leaving them six short of the league record set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. HEAT-STREAK ENDS


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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