10 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
AP Wire
Mar 12, 2013

1. CONCLAVE TO BEGIN WITHOUT FRONT-RUNNER

Cardinals will vote Tuesday for a new pope, but there's no sense that a single man has what it takes.

2. WHAT A FACEBOOK 'LIKE' REVEALS

Researchers say it can indicate whether you're gay, how you vote and even if you have a high IQ.

3. WHY NYC CAN STILL SUPERSIZE ITS SODA

A judge struck down a ban on large sugary drinks, saying there were too many loopholes.

4. VENEZUELA'S OPPOSITION CANDIDATE MISSES DEADLINE

A huge crowd supporting Chavez' hand-picked successor prevented Henrique Capriles from registering as a candidate. An aide later registered for him.

5. U.S.-AFGHAN ALLIANCE HITS NEW LOW

But Karzi's startling accusation that America is colluding with Taliban insurgents is unlikely to change the countries' ties, Robert Burns writes in an AP News Analysis.

6. 'HE LOOTED THE CITY'

Jurors convict ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on charges connected to kickbacks, contract rigging and taking hundreds of thousands in bribes.

7. WHOSE FINANCIAL INFO IS APPARENTLY LEAKED

Website posts what appear to be credit reports, other sensitive information on high-profile people such as Hillary Clinton and Jay-Z.

8. WHEN TO TURN YOUR EYES TO THE HEAVENS

Best views of the comet Pan-STARRS come Tuesday evening, when it will appear in the Northern Hemisphere beside a crescent moon.

9. DOW NOTCHES 7-DAY STREAK

Closing at 14,447, the blue chip index continues to set records, but some analysts say the lagging U.S. economy could slow the rally.

10. HOW PRO FOOTBALL SEEKS TO HEAD OFF CONCUSSIONS

The NFL commissioner envisions lighter helmets containing sensors to detect hits that could cause head injuries.

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