Good morning! 15+ things to know for Tuesday

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

1. PISTORIUS CHARGED WITH PREMEDITATED MURDER: South African prosecutors say the Olympian shot his girlfriend through his bathroom door after a shouting match.

2. OBAMA TO PRESS CONGRESS ON BUDGET CUTS: The president will urge Republicans to accept more tax revenue to avert across-the-board cuts due to take effect in less than two weeks.

3. WHAT SPARKED CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP FIRE: A leak in a fuel oil return line caused the engine-room blaze that disabled the vessel for five days.

4. $50M DIAMOND HEIST FROM TARMAC OF BELGIUM AIRPORT: Eight armed, masked men made a hole in a security fence and stole the diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane.

5. MICROSOFT TAKES ON GOOGLE: It's spending at least $30 million to promote a retooled Outlook.com, hoping to rival Google's gmail.

6. A SHIFT IN GUN CONTROL DEBATE AFTER MASS SHOOTINGS: Colorado's Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed a handful of gun control bills, including limits on ammunition magazines.

7. YOUNG VETERANS LOOKING TO POLISH RESUMES: The unemployment rate for veterans between 18 and 24 exceeded 20 percent last year and vets say soldiers should start searching before leaving the military.

8. HACKERS HAVE IT THEIR WAY: Someone posted obscene messages on Burger King's Twitter account and changed its profile picture to a McDonald's logo.

9. LAKERS' 'SHOWTIME' MASTERMIND DIES: Jerry Buss, who built a dynasty for decades on talent from Magic Johnson to Kobe Bryant, was 80.

10. BARING ALL AT THE MUSEUM: Visitors stripped down for an after-hours viewing of the exhibit, "Nude Men from 1800 to Today," in Vienna.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

1. LEGISLATURE APPEALS FLORIDA REDISTRICTING RULING: The Republican-dominated Legislature has asked the Florida Supreme Court to throw out a legal challenge to its 2012 redistricting plan for the state Senate. The high court put the case on a fast track Monday, setting tight deadlines for additional filings.

2. MAN CHARGED WITH HARASSING MANATEE: A Central Florida man has been charged after authorities say he posted pictures of himself playing with a manatee calf. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission claims that 21-year-old Ryan William Waterman violated the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act. The law makes it illegal to injure, harm, harass, capture or attempt to capture a Florida manatee.

3. CHILD DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY VEHICLE: Authorities say a young boy died after being struck by a vehicle in South Florida. Delray Beach police say 2-year-old Malachi Bennett was playing in front of his house when he was hit Monday afternoon. He was initially taken to a nearby hospital by his family and then transferred to a trauma center, where he was pronounced dead.

4. BENNETT: FLORIDA NEEDS 'PLAN B' FOR FCAT REPLACEMENT: A "Plan B" is needed in case the anticipated replacement for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, fails to materialize or is delayed, the state's new education commissioner said Monday. The State Board of Education also received a letter from Gov. Rick Scott pitching his proposal to give all teachers a $2,500 pay raise.

5. NFL PLAYER ACCUSED OF HAVING GUN AT N.Y. AIRPORT: Authorities say an NFL player has been arrested at a New York airport after police found a loaded handgun in his luggage. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was awaiting arraignment Monday on charges of criminal possession of a weapon.

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TODAY AND EVERY DAY: Click here for links to recent arrest reports and mug shots in Collier and Lee counties.

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