Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. CONNECTICUT REACHES DEAL ON 'STRONGEST' GUN LAWS IN U.S.: The deal bans high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown massacre and creates a statewide dangerous weapon offender registry.
2. NORTH KOREA VOWS TO RESTART NUCLEAR REACTOR: The mothballed Yongbyon complex was closed in 2007 as part of an international nuclear disarmament deal.
3. GULF OIL SPILL TRIAL RESUMES: A trial over the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster is scheduled to resume Tuesday with testimony expected from Halliburton employee Jesse Gagliano, who was on the rig at the time of the April 2010 explosion.
3. 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.
4. BAD NEWS FOR EUROPE'S ECONOMY: Unemployment across the 17 countries that use the euro rose to 12 percent for the first time the currency was launched in 1999.
5. SUSPICION FALLS ON WHITE SUPREMACIST IN D.A. SLAYING: Authorities had issued a bulletin warning that the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas might try to retaliate against law enforcement.
7. FOR HOLMES, 'JUSTICE IS DEATH': Prosecutors will seek his execution if he is convicted of the Colorado movie theater attack that killed 12 people.
8. 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.
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.
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.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. SENATE PANEL OKS GUNS BILL AIMED AT MENTALLY ILL: A bill that would temporarily suspend a mentally ill person's gun rights has unanimously cleared a Senate panel. The Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday passed the bill that would authorize a 90-day suspension of the ability to buy or keep a firearm or ammunition and to carry a concealed weapon.
2. BILL TO OUTLAW "BONGS" MOVES FORWARD: The Senate version of a House bill that would outlaw the sale of marijuana pipes known as "bongs" has cleared a key legislative panel. The Senate Criminal Justice committee approved the bill unanimously on Monday.
3. BILL WOULD PREVENT RAPISTS HAVING CUSTODY OF KIDS: A bill now moving in the Florida Legislature would prohibit a convicted rapist from having any custody rights if the rape resulted in a child. The bill would allow for a father's parental rights to be cut off if his child "was conceived during an act of sexual battery." It cleared the Senate Criminal Justice committee unanimously on Monday.
4. FLORIDA'S 500TH ANNIVERSARY AT CABINET MEETING: Florida's 500th anniversary is going to be a highlight of a Cabinet meeting being held in the nation's oldest city continuously occupied by European descents. Florida's top elected officials are meeting Tuesday at Flagler College in St. Augustine.
5. BOLIVIA FIRM OFFERS $25K REWARD IN FLORIDA GOLD THEFT: A Bolivian company is offering a $25,000 reward for the return of 110 pounds of gold flakes stolen last fall in South Florida. An employee of the Quri Wasi export company was robbed in October as he was transporting the gold to an Opa-Locka refinery. The gold is worth an estimated $2.8 million.
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