Danica Patrick displays the flag after winning the pole during qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Patrick became the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Sunday, February 17, 2013 10:40 pm
10 Things to Know for Monday
By The Associated Press
1. WHEN HAGEL WILL GET HIS VOTE
GOP opponents of the Defense Secretary nominee say they'll probably allow a confirmation vote in the coming week.
2. FOREIGN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA
No one has claimed responsibility for abducting the seven, but the region has been under attack by a radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram.
3. SINGER MINDY MCCREADY COMMITS SUICIDE
The troubled country singer known for hits like "Guys Do It All the Time" was found dead in Arkansas of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
4. WHO JOINED OBAMA ON THE FAIRWAY
Tiger Woods golfed with the president on a secluded, exclusive resort in Florida.
5. PISTORIUS PUTS AWAY HIS BLADES
The double-amputee cancels all races to concentrate on defending himself against murder charges.
6. ONE SISTER AT GUN CONTROL RALLY, ANOTHER IS SHOT
Janay Mcfarlane was killed in Chicago the same day her 14-year-old sister sat behind Obama as he spoke about gun violence.
7. SLAP A BABY, LOSE A JOB
An executive accused of assaulting a crying toddler on a flight is no longer employed at AGC Aerospace and Defense.
8. WHAT MAKER'S MARK WON'T CHANGE AFTER ALL
The bourbon distiller says public outcry has led it to reverse a decision to cut the alcohol level in its famous whiskey.
9. MIDWEEK MARIJUANA
Discovery network debuts `Weed Country' series on Wednesdays, focusing on Northern California growers. `Pot Cops' show will follow it.
10. MAKING NASCAR HISTORY
Danica Patrick becomes the first woman to win the Daytona 500 pole, the biggest achievement of her stock-car career.