10 Things to Know for Today

Associated Press
FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. CLASHES AT UKRAINIAN BASE KILL THREE PRO-MOSCOW MILITANTS

As international talks get underway in Geneva, tensions in eastern Ukraine flare.

2. FEARS RISE OVER DEATH TOLL IN KOREAN SHIP SINKING

An anxious search, facing bad weather and sea conditions, has so far failed to locate nearly 300 passengers still missing in the accident that killed nine.

3. WHAT CHANGED AFTER BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING

Very little. Despite symbolic pledges of support from elected officials across the nation on this week's anniversary, there is little evidence of any significant impact on anti-terror policy.

4. WHO SHOULD REALLY GET BEHIND OBAMACARE

Political consultants urge Democrats to embrace the Affordable Care Act, especially after at least 7.5 million people enrolled despite its disastrous rollout.

5. RELATIVE CALM BRINGS ISRAELI TOURISTS BACK TO PALESTINIAN TOWNS

Tour groups cross the political divide to visit such landmark Palestinian sites as a mausoleum dedicated to Yasser Arafat.

6. HOW COLORADO'S OIL PRODUCTION IS REACHING 50-YEAR HIGHS

A photo essay by AP Photographer Brennan Linsley looks inside a walled-off fracking facility for answers.

7. PISTORIUS PROSECUTOR CROSS-EXAMINES FORENSICS EXPERT

The court is hearing the last testimonies before the trial of the double-amputee Olympian is adjourned for two weeks.

8. ONE MAN'S PRISON IS ANOTHER MAN'S RETIREMENT SANCTUARY

A long-term convict, 74 and struggling with life on the outside, succumbs to homesickness for prison_and robs a bank to get back in.

9. FLIGHT SIMULATOR BUSINESS FIRES HIGH-PROFILE INSTRUCTOR, CITING TARDINESS, DRESS

Mitchell Casado's relaxed style of jeans and plaid shirts attracted wide attention during his frequent appearances on CNN as part of its coverage.

10. WHERE MLS IS ADDING A FRANCHISE

Atlanta's retractable dome stadium, scheduled to open in 2017, will be home to the fast-growing soccer league's newest team.

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