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. OBAMA STANDS HIS GROUND ON FISCAL DISPUTES: The president chose to draw attention to the aspirations he hopes will define him rather than the conflicts that have characterized his relations with a divided Congress.

2. SMITHSONIAN CURATORS SCOUT FOR OBAMA ARTIFACTS: The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History will feature a large display about the first black president.

3. HAWKISH NETANYAHU LIKELY TO BE RE-ELECTED: Israelis, who head to the polls Tuesday, no longer seem to believe that peace with the Palestinians is possible.

4. OBESITY RATES AMONG CHINA'S YOUNG CLIMBING: The government is urging schools to beef up physical education after two college students died during mandatory running exams.

5. PHILIPPINES TAKING SOUTH CHINA SEA FIGHT TO TRIBUNAL: Philippines formally notified the Asian superpower that Manila is seeking international arbitration to declare Beijing's moves in the potentially oil-rich waters "illegal and invalid."

6. WHY A CHURCH LEADER IS APOLOGIZING: Court records show former Cardinal Roger Mahony maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests in the Los Angeles archdiocese.

7. ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS FAMILY, NM TEEN TALKS: Nehemiah Griego, 15, tells authorities he had been having homicidal and suicidal thoughts.

8. INDONESIA SENTENCES BRITON TO DEATH: An Indonesian court sentenced a British grandmother to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million in her suitcase onto the resort island of Bali.

9. HIGH SCHOOL GRAD RATE HIGHEST SINCE 1976: Education Department says the rise of students completing their education is a reflection of the struggling economy and a greater competition for new jobs.

10. REMEMBERING 'JOE PA': A year after his death, State College residents will hold a vigil Tuesday evening for the longtime Penn State coach whose reputation was tarnished by scandal.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

1. LAWYERS UPDATE JUDGE IN CASE OF FORMER GOP CHAIR SET TO BE TRIED NEXT MONTH: Some of the most prominent Florida Republicans are named as witnesses for Jim Greer's trial on charges that he funneled GOP money to his company. Greer is pleading not guilty to theft and other charges.

2. CLOSING ARGUMENTS SET IN MISSING GIRL TRIAL: Geralyn Graham is accused of killing 4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson in a case that shook up Florida's child welfare system.

3. MILITARY TRAINING EXERCISE: Miami-Dade police are warning residents that military helicopters may soon be buzzing their neighborhoods. But it's all for a good cause. They'll be participating in a joint military training exercise somewhere over Miami-Dade County.

4. BIRTHDAY RESCUE: A man celebrating his 76th birthday alone was rescued from his apartment in St. Petersburg when he fell asleep while preparing dinner. Officials say a pan of macaroni and cheese caught fire and a man visiting his mother in the unit next door smelled smoke and rescued the man.

5. FLORIDA PANTHERS SHUT OUT: A couple of days after a strong opening night at home, the Florida Panthers lost 4-0 in the home opener for the Ottawa Senators on Monday.

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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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