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April 9, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, April 9:

1. FACTORIES GO SILENT AS NORTH ISSUES MORE THREATS

North Korea warned foreigners in South Korea to leave because a war could be imminent as the Kaesong complex that once linked the nations became a ghost town.

2. 13 KILLED IN SHOOTING SPREE NEAR BELGRADE

Police say a 60-year-old man killed his son and then went house to house killing people in his village, before trying to kill himself and his wife.

3. HOW THATCHER TRANSFORMED BRITAIN’S ECONOMY

She introduced free-market policies that helped the country throw off its postwar malaise and helped build British financial centers with bank deregulation.

4. DECISION TIME FOR DEMOCRATS ON GUN CONTROL

Senate leaders were meeting today to assess whether a compromise on expanding background checks would work in a bipartisan deal.

5. PITINO MAKES HISTORY

He became the first coach to win NCAA titles at two schools after Louisville rallied from 12 points down to beat Michigan 82-76.

6. J.C. PENNEY FIRES CEO AFTER 17 MONTHS

Ron Johnson, brought in from Apple to turn around the department store chain, is being replaced by his predecessor.

7. A TEARFUL PLEA TO SAVE BURIED CHILDREN

“There’s no way they can breathe,” Jordan Arwood told a North Carolina 911 dispatcher after a 24-foot pit he dug collapsed on his daughter and a cousin.

8. SCRUTINY OVER SURGICAL ROBOT

“Da Vinci” was used in nearly 400,000 operations last year, but critics have questioned whether it had a role in several deaths.

9. CALIFORNIA TO TOURISTS: DRINK UP

A lawmaker proposed extending last call at the state’s bars from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., hoping to compete with party hotspots like New York and Las Vegas.

10. REMEMBERING ‘GIRL NEXT DOOR’ FUNICELLO

“The Mickey Mouse Club” child star, who died at 70, shed her mouse ears to team up with Frankie Avalon for a string of beach movies in the 1960s.

 

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