Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA AIMS TO REASSURE ISRAEL OF U.S. SUPPORT: The president arrived today for his first visit since taking office to a country eager to hear his commitment to Israeli security.
2. A BLOODY MESSAGE IN IRAQ: An al-Qaida affiliated group claimed responsibility for a wave of bombings that killed dozens a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.
3. QUESTIONS ABOUT MORTARS IN EXPLOSION THAT KILLED SEVEN MARINES: The Pentagon halted use of the weapons after the accident during a Nevada training exercise.
4. WHAT LOWER-INCOME WORKERS THINK ABOUT THE ECONOMY: An AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey says many who earn less than $35,000 view their jobs as a dead end.
5. CHARGES OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN SYRIA: An Israeli official says it's "clear" the weapons were used; Syrian rebels and Assad have blamed each other for the northern attack.
6. CYBERATTACK SUSPECTED IN SOUTH KOREA NETWORK CRASH: The computer shutdown at several broadcasters and banks came a day after North Korea blamed the South and U.S. for crippling its network.
7. SANFORD BID TO RE-ENTER POLITICS ALIVE: The ex-South Carolina governor advanced to a Republican runoff for an open congressional seat.
8. TEEN LAUGHS, WEARS 'KILLER' SHIRT AT SENTENCING FOR KILLING 3: T.J. Lane gestured obscenely to the families of the students he shot dead in an Ohio school cafeteria before he was given three life terms.
9. ACTIVISTS SEEK CHARGES IN IDITAROD DOG DEATH: PETA wants Alaska prosecutors to file cruelty charges over the death of 5-year-old Dorado, who was buried by drifting snow at a race checkpoint.
10. MEMORIES OF THE 33-GAME STREAK: "The only bad thing about it is we were really too old to be able to sustain it," said Jerry West, whose Lakers hold the record the Miami Heat seeks to break.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. POLL SHOWS FORMER GOV. CRIST FAVORED IN 2014 RACE: A new poll shows former Gov. Charlie Crist with a big edge on Republican Gov. Rick Scott among registered Florida voters in a hypothetical gubernatorial matchup in 2014. Crist was favored by 50 percent compared to 34 percent who preferred Scott in a survey of 1,000 registered voters conducted March 13-18 by Quinnipiac University.
2. NEW $81M BRIDGE IN EVERGLADES TO BOOST FLOW INTO PARK: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was on hand at the opening of a new $81 million bridge intended to increase water flowing into Everglades National Park. The one-mile bridge is along Tamiami Trial in Miami-Dade County. Salazar said Tuesday it's one of the largest construction projects in National Park Service history. Officials say the bridge will increase water flow by 92 percent into northeast Shark River Slough.
3. CARNIVAL SHIP OUT OF SERVICE LONGER THAN EXPECTED: Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that the Carnival Triumph, which was crippled by an engine fire in the Gulf of Mexico last month leaving 4,200 people stranded for five days, will be out of service longer than initially expected. The company reported Tuesday that the ship is now set to return to service June 3, meaning an additional 10 cruises will be canceled.
4. MAN GETS 20 YEARS FOR FATAL DRUG SHOOTING: A Central Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting his drug dealer. A Volusia County judge sentenced 35-year-old Frank Soto on Monday. He said in court that 38-year-old Wesley Hall had come to his Deltona home in May 2011 to collect $1,200 he owed Hall for painkillers. Soto shot Hall with a .22-caliber pistol and then drove Hall's body to the woods in the dead man's van and set it on fire.
5. HOUSE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES ETHICS BILL: A wide-ranging ethics bill won unanimous approval Tuesday in its first committee, though it might see some changes after concerns were expressed about some of its language. The bill would give the Florida Commission on Ethics more power and prohibit a House speaker and Senate president from lobbying state agencies and the Legislature until two years after leaving office.
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