Your daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. NORTH KOREA CONDUCTS THIRD NUCLEAR TEST
2. WHO WILL SUCCEED THE POPE
A conservative cardinal in Milan and several contenders from Latin America and Ghana have been mentioned.
3. BENEDICT SURPRISES BY SAYING HE’S TOO OLD TO CONTINUE
4. MONEY STILL A KEY WORRY
5. WHY SOCCER IS BECOMING THE DIRTY GAME
An AP investigation finds at least 50 nations had match-fixing probes last year.
6. REBELS CAPTURE AIR BASE IN NORTHERN SYRIA
7. HAGEL FACES SENATE VOTE
8. GANG MEMBERS CHARGED WITH SHOOTING TEEN WHO SANG AT INAUGURATION
Chicago police say the two men mistook Hadiya Pendleton and her friends for members of a rival gang.
9. COMEDIAN’S SISTER DETAINED WHILE PRAYING AT ISRAEL’S WESTERN WALL
Sarah Silverman’s sister Susan, a Jerusalem rabbi, was stopped because she was wearing religious clothing that Orthodox Judaism reserves for men only.
10. WHAT WESTMINSTER WON’T TOLERATE: PERFORMANCE-ENHANCED DOGS
That means no cosmetic surgery and no steroids. “It goes against the spirit of showing dogs,” club President Sean McCarthy says.