10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Associated Press

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 1:00 AM

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

1. WHAT'S NEXT FOR HIJACKER

The co-pilot who commandeered an Ethiopian jetliner is asking for asylum in Switzerland. But authorities say a prison cell is more likely.

2. IRAN TALKS BEGIN ANEW — AMID PESSIMISM

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the nation's supreme leader, predicts the negotiations aimed at reaching a final accord on Tehran's nuclear program "will lead nowhere."

3. UN WARNS NORTH KOREA'S KIM

The Communist leader could be held accountable for widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, an investigative panel concludes.

4. KNOTTY CHALLENGE FOR POPE FRANCIS

The church's core teachings on sexual morals, birth control, homosexuality and divorce are rejected by the vast majority of Catholics.

5. HOW JIMMY FALLON VIEWS NEW GIG

He says that NBC's venerable "Tonight" under his regime won't be notably different from his "Late Night" show.

6. NEW BLOW FOR EGYPT'S SLUMPING TOURISM INDUSTRY

The deadly suicide bombing of a bus carrying tourists near the beach resorts of the Red Sea threatens to scare off even more visitors.

7. WHY ARCTIC ISN'T AS BRIGHT, WHITE AS IT USED TO BE

Scientists say more ice melting in the ocean means more dark, open water, at least in the summer.

8. DR. HEIMLICH'S LATEST MANEUVER

The inventor of the life-saving, anti-choking technique has written a memoir.

9. RUSSIAN WOMEN PROTEST BAN ON LACY LINGERIE

Analysts say the new trade rule would cause much of the sexier modern underwear to disappear from stores' shelves.

10. BOB COSTAS BACK TO WORK IN SOCHI

The sportscaster spent six days in his hotel room, waiting for an eye infection to improve enough for him to return as NBC's prime-time anchor at the Olympics.

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