Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. PICKING A POPE MAY REQUIRE PATIENCE: "There are many different candidates, so it's normal that it's going to take longer than the last time," Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz of Chile tells the AP.
2. WHO'S A SURPRISE PAPAL POSSIBILITY: Don't count out Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley, known for helping broker an $85 million settlement with victims of pedophile priests.
3. A LESSON FROM THE RECENT PAST: It's probably only a matter of time before North Korea launches a sudden, deadly attack on the South.
4. SIGNS POINT TO AN INSANITY DEFENSE FOR COLORADO DEFENDANT: James Holmes, the suspect in last summer's deadly movie theater shooting, is scheduled to enter a plea today.
5. GOOD BUDGET NEWS — BUT ONLY IN THE SHORT RUN: The federal deficit will drop in the next couple of years. But then it's likely to start rising again.
6. NO HELP YET FOR CALORIE-CONSCIOUS DINERS: The FDA is having trouble figuring out just who should be covered by a new law requiring the listing of calories on menus.
7. WHAT A FACEBOOK 'LIKE' REVEALS: Researchers say it can indicate whether you're gay, how you vote and even if you have a high IQ.
8. SODA'S RUN AS THE NATION'S FAVORITE BEVERAGE FIZZLES: In its place? A favorite for much of history: Plain old H2O.
9. WHEN TO TURN YOUR EYES TO THE HEAVENS: Best views of the comet Pan-STARRS come tonight, when it will appear in the Northern Hemisphere beside a crescent moon.
10. WHY MICHAEL VICK WON'T BE AUTOGRAPHING HIS NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY: A bookstore tour is scrapped because of threats against the NFL quarterback for running a dogfighting ring.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. FLORIDA SENATE PANEL CONSIDERS DEATH PENALTY CHANGES: Legislation is being debated in the Senate that would require a Florida jury to be unanimous to recommend the death penalty. It would be a significant legislative change to the state's capital punishment system. The Senate's Criminal Justice committee discussed the bill Monday but ran out of time to vote.
2. FLORIDA LOTTERY KEEPS BREAKING SALES RECORDS: The Florida Lottery keeps breaking sales records for its scratch-off tickets. Lottery officials on Monday announced that it sold $74 million worth of scratch-off lottery tickets during the week that started March 4. This is the fifth-straight week that the lottery has broken its weekly sales records.
3. ANGRY BIRDS COMES TO SPACE CENTER: Angry Birds are getting their taste of space. The creator of the Angry Bird franchise is helping bring an interactive attraction to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The Angry Birds Space Encounter attraction will open at the end of the month.
4. STATE ENLISTS PUBLIC FOR HORSESHOE CRAB SURVEY: Florida wildlife officials are looking for beaches where horseshoe crabs are mating. Spring is the horseshoe crab mating season. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking the public to report any sightings of the crabs in action. The survey helps biologists identify horseshoe crab nesting beaches.
5. CRUISE LINE EXECUTIVES ON PANEL TO DISCUSS TRENDS: Cruise line executives will discuss industry trends and future direction at the 29th annual Cruise Shipping Miami conference. Seven executives are expected to address the on-board experience, globalization of the industry and more on Tuesday for the State of the Industry session.
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