Thursday, December 12, 2013
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. COMPROMISE COMES TO CAPITOL HILL
The AP's David Espo says that politicians, in reaching a small yet crucial budget deal, prove they're able to get past gridlock — for now.
2. EXPERTS CALL OUT INTERPRETER AT MANDELA SERVICE
Advocates for the deaf say the man, who stood on stage just a yard from Obama and other world leaders appearing to do sign language, was a fake.
3. PROBE POINTS TO PILOT WHO CRASH-LANDED IN SAN FRANCISCO
Investigators say the captain was ill-prepared to land the Asiana jet that ultimately crashed, killing 3 people and injuring over 200.
4. WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO SKIP SOME BREAST CANCER TREATMENTS
Doctors concerned about overtreatment discover that certain groups of women can avoid many grueling therapies without greatly harming their odds of survival.
5. TENN. SENATOR FIRES TOP AIDE
GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander's chief of staff loses his job after he's arrested as part of a child pornography investigation.
6. WHY GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WON'T FACE CHARGES
Authorities have decided not to prosecute a domestic violence case against the 30-year-old because his girlfriend won't cooperate.
7. MANY COPS FAIL TO BUCKLE UP
Research shows that roughly half of all law enforcement officers don't wear their seat belts — and traffic fatalities are the leading cause of on-duty deaths.
8. WHOSE IPO HAS OUTDONE TWITTER'S
Shares offered by Hilton, the world's largest hotel group, raise $2.35 billion — $250 million more than the social media company's stock debut last month.
9. MAJORITY HUNG UP ON IN-FLIGHT CALLS
An AP-GfK poll finds that most Americans oppose allowing passengers to make cellphone calls on airplanes.
10. MLB BANNING HOME PLATE COLLISIONS
In a sport long bound by tradition, the ban will be a major step and could be imposed as soon as next season.