Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. HOW POPE FRANCIS WILL SPEND HIS FIRST DAY
He celebrates Mass and visit to Pope Emeritus Benedict.
2. THE SCENE INSIDE THE CONCLAVE
Applause erupted when Bergoglio got the required 77 votes, and as he accepted “there wasn’t a dry eye in the place,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan said.
3. WHAT ELSE BERGOGLIO IS KNOWN FOR
He gave a speech last year accusing fellow church officials of hypocrisy for forgetting that Jesus bathed lepers and ate with prostitutes.
4. GAMBLING SCANDAL ENSNARES FLORIDA OFFICAL
The lieutenant governor resigns and nearly 60 people are charged; authorities say a veterans charity was used as a front.
5. AT LEAST THE LOVE WILL ENDURE. MAYBE.
Venezuela’s acting president says Hugo Chavez’ body was not properly prepared soon enough to be preserved in perpetuity, so permanent viewing is scratched.
6. SEX ASSAULT VICTIM: MILITARY JUSTICE ‘BROKEN’
In a stinging rebuke of the military’s efforts to curb sexual assault, members of a Senate panel hammer Defense Department officials for making too little progress.
7. RADIATION SIDE-EFFECT WARNING
Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later.
8. BEYOND THE GALAXY
Find out if Samsung is promising the world when it reveals successor to its popular smartphone Thursday.
9. IN NYC, A BROKEN BOUGH
A woman clutching her baby son in her arms plunges eight stories in an apparent suicide — but the baby survives.
10. HOOTERS HARD UP
A natural, cyclical phenomenon — and a tough winter — is to blame for the numbers of dead, sick and injured owls turning up in parts of North America. (Oh you thought it was about something else, didn’t you.)
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