FILE - A Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 photo from files showing Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she walks to get in her car after attending the British royal family's traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, England. Queen Elizabeth has been taken to the King Edward VII hospital in central London suffering from gastroenteritis, Sunday, March 3, 2013. A palace spokesman said she was expected to stay in hospital for two days and all engagements for this week will be either postponed or cancelled. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Monday, March 04, 2013 6:33 am
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press
1. FIRST MEETINGS BEFORE CHOOSING A NEW POPE
Cardinals from around the world are at the Vatican to talk about issues facing the church and set a date to choose Benedict XVI's successor.
2. BABY BORN WITH HIV NO LONGER INFECTED
The 2 1/2-year-old Mississippi child would be the second person in the world to apparently be cured of the virus that causes AIDS.
3. LONG LINES, VIOLENCE IN KENYA ELECTIONS
At least 12 people died in multiple attacks against security forces as Kenyans waited to cast ballots.
4. WHY US BUDGET CUTS MAY BE HERE TO STAY
No one has yet crafted a politically viable way to roll back the cuts.
5. EXPOSING THE FLORIDA SINKHOLE
Demolition crews are clearing more debris today and hope to get a clear view of the giant crater that swallowed a man.
6. US, SAUDI ARABIA PRESENT UNITED FRONT ON SYRIA
The countries warned Assad they will boost support to rebels fighting to oust him unless he steps down.
7. MENENDEZ PUSHED BILLS THAT WOULD BENEFIT TOP DONOR
The AP's Stephen Braun reports the senator sponsored legislation that would benefit the eye doctor whose private jet he used for two trips to the Dominican Republic.
8. HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER SOUGHT IN ACCIDENT THAT KILLED PREGNANT MOTHER, HUSBAND
The couple was killed when the BMW slammed into their livery cab taking them to the hospital. Their newborn son survived.
9. UNDERSTANDING OBAMACARE IN TAGALOG
Health officials face the additional challenge of explaining the new law to the tens of millions of Americans whose first language is not English.
10. A ROYAL STOMACH BUG
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is hospitalized for the first time in a decade.