Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. GUNMEN KILL 19 IN ASSAULT ON MUSEUM IN TUNISIA’S CAPITAL
It’s one of the worst attacks in the struggling North African democracy that depends heavily on tourism.
2. WHAT’S LIKELY RIPPLE EFFECT OF ISRAEL VOTE
Netanyahu’s re-election victory seems to dash any prospect of a thaw between Obama and the prime minister’s office.
3. SHOOTING RAMPAGE JOLTS PHOENIX SUBURB
The violence starts with an argument inside a room at a motel in Mesa, Ariz., then spills outside. One person dies and five are wounded.
4. OBAMA FLOATS IDEA OF MANDATORY VOTING IN US
He says that requiring people to vote would lessen the influence that those with money can have on elections, where low turnout often gives an advantage to the party best able to turn out its base.
5. REPUBLICAN SPENDING PLANS TARGET ‘OBAMACARE’
The budgets advancing in both houses of Congress make a veto struggle with Obama over his health care law a virtual certainty.
6. FRATERNITIES GETTING UNWANTED ATTENTION
Frats around the U.S. seem to be coming under fire as never before over misconduct that would shock the boys of “Animal House.”
7. WHY DOW SHOT UP TRIPLE DIGITS
The Federal Reserve signals that it’s edging closer to raising interest in light of a strengthening job market.
8. IN VENEZUELA, ILLICIT TRADE BOOMING
Smugglers are taking advantage of the country’s controlled prices — buying cheaply domestically, then selling the goods for steep profits abroad.
9. DONALD TRUMP EXPLORING RUN FOR WHITE HOUSE
“I am the only one who can make America truly great again,” declares the Republican businessman and reality TV star.
10. WHO’S JUMPING ON KENTUCKY’S BANDWAGON
President Obama, filling out his bracket, predicts the Wildcats will remain undefeated and take home the title in the NCAA Tournament.