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April 23, 2013

10 things to know for today

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

1. RELIGION CITED AS MOTIVE IN BOSTON BOMBINGS

Two U.S. officials tell the AP suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not connected to any major terror networks.

2. 2 CHARGED IN AL-QAIDA LINKED PLOT IN CANADA

Authorities say the plot to attack a passenger train was directed by members of the terror network in Iran.

3. CAR BOMB TARGETS FRENCH EMBASSY IN LIBYA

The blast outside the embassy building in Tripoli wounded two French guards and set two cars on fire.

4. KNIVES STILL BANNED ON PLANES

The government delayed the controversial policy set to go into effect Thursday that would allow small knives, bats and some sports equipment on board.

5. HOW CONGRESS IS THWARTING MILITARY SPENDING CUTS

The AP’s Lolita C. Baldor reports the refusal to retire outdated ships and aircraft means the Navy and Air Force are spending more than $5 billion more than needed.

6. FLIGHT DELAYS GROW AMID AIR CONTROLLER FURLOUGHS

Passengers on some Washington-NYC shuttle flights could have reached their destination faster by train.

7. THE DRUGS PARENTS AREN’T TALKING ABOUT

Researchers say only 14 percent of parents have conversations with kids about abusing prescription medication, not seeing a significant risk.

8. BILL COULD TAX ONLINE BUYERS

The Senate is considering a bill today that would let states and cities impose local taxes on people making purchases over the Internet.

9. WOODSTOCK LEGEND RICHIE HAVENS DIES AT 72

The soulful Brooklyn-born musician was the first performer at the 1969 music festival, enthralling the crowd of 500,000 for hours.

10.  WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN THE NFL DRAFT

The AP’s Richard Rosenblatt says to look for when Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o is picked and five possible first-round picks from national champ Alabama.

 

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