10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. COMPROMISE TAKING SHAPE BETWEEN US, IRAN ON NUCLEAR PROGRAM
A deal would further strain U.S. relations with Israel, which opposes any agreement that doesn’t end Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
2. NEW SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR RAIL CARS INADEQUATE, PANEL SAYS
Tank cars in a recent crash performed similarly to supposedly less-safe cars involved in a derailment in Quebec two years ago that killed 47 people.
3. OSCAR RATINGS TAKE A TUMBLE
Viewership for Sunday’s show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, fell 16 percent from last year, Nielsen says.
4. WHO’S WARY AS ALASKA MOVES TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA
Alaska Native leaders fear for communities already confronting high rates of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and suicide.
5. RISING GOP STAR SCRUTINIZED FOR QUESTIONABLE SPENDING
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock doled out thousands of dollars in taxpayer and campaign funds for such things as flights on private aircraft, the AP determines.
6. WHICH EXPERIMENTAL EBOLA DRUG IS SHOWING PROMISE
Too few people have been treated with favipiravir to really know whether it works, but early signs are encouraging.
7. GIRL BLOWS HERSELF UP IN BUSY NIGERIAN MARKET, KILLING 5
The deadly blast fuels fears that Islamic extremists are using kidnapped girls as suicide bombers.
8. WHY PEANUT-BASED FOODS MAY BE OK FOR BABIES
Instead of provoking allergies in possibly susceptible infants, early exposure seems to help build tolerance, researchers say.
9. ‘AMERICAN HORROR STORY’ CAST MEMBER DIES AT 34
Ben Woolf, a regular on the FX show since 2011, was critically injured last week in a street accident.
10. A-ROD SHOWS UP EARLY FOR WORK
Coming off a season-long drug suspension, the Yankee slugger arrives at spring training three days ahead of time, acknowledging that he’s “dug a big hole for myself.”