Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. CHAVEZ HEALTH WORSENS, SUFFERS 'SEVERE INFECTION' : Venezuela's communications minister says the 58-year-old president is in a "very delicate" state and having trouble breathing.
2. SANCTIONS FOR NORTH KOREA: The U.S. and China agreed on a resolution to punish the nation for its latest nuclear test.
3. GOP ERECTS A BUDGET FIREWALL: House Republicans have crafted a spending plan aimed partly at cushioning the Pentagon from cuts.
4. BRENNAN SET FOR SENATE VOTE: The Intelligence Committee will move on Obama's nominee to head the CIA, as Republicans pressed for more classified records on drone attacks.
5. WHICH CANDIDATE HAS EARLY LEAD IN KENYA'S ELECTIONS: Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces criminal charges for post-election violence in 2007-2008 leads Prime Minister Raila Odinga 54 percent to 41 percent.
6. WHO POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR IN HIT-AND-RUN ON EXPECTANT PARENTS: Julio Acevedo was arrested on a DUI charge last month and spent a decade in prison in the 1990s for manslaughter.
7. WHAT CHINA VALUES ABOVE GROWTH: Retiring premier Wen Jiabao says the country would work to repair the environment and improve quality of life.
8. MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IN DRUM MAJOR'S BEATING: Twelve former Florida A&M University band members could face up to 15 years in prison for the charge in the 2011 hazing death.
9. CALIF. NURSE REFUSES TO PERFORM CPR ON A DYING WOMAN: The staffer was following policy of the independent living home, which says to call emergency personnel and wait.
10. THE WHITNEY HOUSTON FILES: The FBI released details of investigations into fan mail threats and an alleged extortion attempt on the late singer.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. FLORIDA LAWMAKERS KICK OFF ANNUAL 60-DAY SESSION: Florida lawmakers are gathering at the Capitol to kick off their annual session. The 60-day annual session starts Tuesday. The opening day ceremonies will include the annual state of the state speech given by Gov. Rick Scott. Lawmakers are expected to deal with a long line of issues over the next nine weeks.
2. ETHICS LEGISLATION COULD BE PASSED ON OPENING DAY: On the first day of the legislative session Tuesday, lawmakers are considering an ethics measure that would — among other things — give some teeth to the Florida Commission on Ethics. That panel has been little more than a paper tiger for much of its existence.
3. DEFENSE CONTRACTOR TO BRING 1,000 JOBS TO FLORIDA: A defense contractor says it is bringing more than 1,000 aerospace jobs to the state. Northrop Grumman announced on Wednesday that it is going to add jobs at facilities in St. Augustine and Melbourne.
4. ATTORNEYS FOR TRAYVON MARTIN SHOOTER BACK IN COURT: Attorneys for the man charged in the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin are back in court seeking movement on a handful of pre-trial motions. George Zimmerman's lead defense attorney, Mark O'Mara, is asking for help in obtaining more documents from the FBI's investigation into possible civil rights violations regarding Martin's shooting.
5. 125,000 BROWARD RESIDENTS DRIVE TO MIAMI EACH DAY: The largest number of cross-county commuters in Florida are those Broward County residents who drive to Miami-Dade County for work each day. New commuter estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Census shows that 125,000 Broward County residents drive to Miami-Dade County for their jobs.
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