South Korean Army soldiers work on their K-9 self-propelled artillery vehicles during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Monday, March 11, 2013. South Korea and the U.S. on Monday kicked off an annual military drill amid worries about a possible bloodshed following North Korea’s threat to scrap a decades-old war armistice and launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Monday, March 11, 2013 6:31 am
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press
1. CARDINALS MEETING ON EVE OF CONCLAVE
Taking all precautions, police deploy snipers and sniffer dogs around the Vatican.
2. IN GANG RAPE CASE, A STARTLING TURN
The chief suspect hangs himself in his cell, using his own clothes, police in New Delhi say.
3. KOREAN TENSIONS TICK UP
South Korea and the U.S. begin their annual war games - as North Korea threatens the real thing.
4. WHY HOME IS BECOMING A DISTANT MEMORY
Two years after the Japanese tsunami, more than 300,000 people remain displaced.
5. THE HAZARDS OF REMOTE WARFARE
The military is discovering that combat stress can be felt far from the front lines - by those, for example, who watch video feeds from surveillance drones.
6. CHECKLIST FOR OBAMA'S TRIP TO ISRAEL
The AP's Steve Hurst says that one thing the president will try to do is convince Netanyahu that he's serious about stopping Iran from building a nuclear weapon.
7. IN OHIO, `ALL I KNOW IS MY BABY IS GONE'
One grieving father speaks after his son and five other teens are killed in the violent crash of a speeding SUV.
8. HOW JEB BUSH SMACKS AWAY TALK OF 2016
The ex-Florida governor tells NBC's David Gregory that reporters are "crack addicts" for focusing on the next presidential race.
9. WHAT A STUDY OF MUMMIES FOUND
Even 4,000 years ago - long before fast food - people suffered from clogged arteries.
10. AFTER A TUNE-UP, TIGER IS HUMMING
Woods wins at Doral by 2 strokes, readying for a run at the Masters.