- 10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- Former Atlanta educators jailed in test cheating scandal
ATLANTA (AP) — A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in Fulton County jails Thursday as they await sentences next week that could send them to prison for years.
- Small earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A small earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area early Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of any problems.
- Duke University investigates noose found hanging on campus
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung a rope noose from a tree, what the president of the elite Southern school described Wednesday as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents.
- Durst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Millionaire real-estate heir Robert Durst returns to court Thursday, where his attorneys planned to argue that the FBI searched his room illegally and police covered this up in statements used to get an arrest warrant on Louisiana weapons charges.
- Iran sees progress; talks resume after all-night session
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) —
- Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators went into double overtime Wednesday night and Thursday morning in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task — forging a final deal by the end of June.
- Hugo Chavez' favorite daughter makes UN debut as US bashed
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With more than a million Twitter followers and no diplomatic experience, the favorite daughter of Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez made her debut Wednesday as her country's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.
- In Jamaica, man hurls 'suspicious package' at US Embassy
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Heavily armed Jamaican soldiers and police took positions around the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday after a man hurled a "suspicious package" over the building's wall.
- Obama to criticize GOP for plan to repeal estate tax
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is unhappy about plans by Republicans who control Congress to repeal the estate tax.
- Sen. Harry Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble
WASHINGTON (AP) — A very public spat between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats is dashing the party's hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement.
- School threats by text, phone apps frustrate schools, police
WASHINGTON (AP) — Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days. Spread using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and responses by police or other authorities.
- What Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to just that — wedding-related businesses.
- New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.
- Ex-college student gets 10 years for Maine fatal stabbing
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A New York man who was attending college in Maine when he stabbed another man to death during a fight has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison.
- Owner of Mystic Pizza pleads guilty to tax charges
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The owner of Mystic Pizza, the restaurant made famous in a 1998 movie of the same name, has pleaded guilty to federal tax charges.
- Woman found dead in car outside RI elementary school
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A woman has been found shot to death inside a car that crashed into a fence outside a Providence elementary school.
- Fire closes major Hartford intersection
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An early morning fire in a vacant apartment building has forced the closure of a major intersection in Hartford's North End.
- Cranston says no decision on school holiday before Friday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — School officials in Cranston say they won't decide whether to close schools on Good Friday until after 6 a.m. Friday morning.