10 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
AP Wire
Mar 27, 2014

1. FOOTBALL PLAYERS AT NORTHWESTERN CAN UNIONIZE

The federal agency's decision could revolutionize college sports — raising the possibility of salaries for student-athletes, along with such things as labor strikes and lockouts.

2. EL-SISSI SEEKING EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY

The defense chief says he's resigning from the military to run in next month's elections. He becomes the clear front-runner.

3. WHY OBAMA NEEDS PUTIN, DESPITE UKRAINE RIFT

The AP's Julie Pace notes that the president has engaged Russia to help achieve some of his key goals, including preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power.

4. 'BLACK BOXES,' IT TURNS OUT, AREN'T BLACK

The data recorders in aircraft like the missing Malaysia jet are actually orange — so they can be more easily seen.

5. CHARLOTTE MAYOR CAUGHT IN STING

Patrick Cannon, a Democrat on the job less than six months, allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes — including $20,000 in cash in his office.

6. WHICH STATE HAS THE MOST SEGREGATED SCHOOLS

It's New York, where many black and Latino students attend public schools with virtually no white classmates, a UCLA study says.

7. BIN LADEN'S SON-IN-LAW CONVICTED

A federal jury finds Sulaiman Abu Ghaith guilty of conspiring to kill Americans and providing support to al-Qaida.

8. WHO'S JUMPING FROM JOB TO JOB

Younger Americans born in the early 1980s held an average of more than six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey shows.

9. SMARTPHONE APP HELPS RECOVERING ALCOHOLICS

It includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns.

10. HOW GWYNETH PALTROW PUZZLED HER PUBLIC

The actress' description of her split from husband Chris Martin as a "conscious uncoupling" confounded many.

Comments

Barry Soetoro

11. Comedy stoners Cheech & Chong working on new movie. Heard this on the drive in this morning. Between that and inside info that the Divas will be making an appearance soon - my day is off to an outstanding start! Hopefully I'll hear that the Beer Summit is back on...
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Vladtheimp

#1. IMHO, if the Northwestern administrators had any stones they would announce that they are dropping their football program and using the no longer applicable football scholarships to subsidize the educations of needy students who meet the university's academic acceptance criteria. They should also announce that football players do not graduate with an academic degree, but a degree in labor organizing/football. This should be a boon to players since Northwestern is such a national football powerhouse.

Bye the Bye, the salary of Northwestern's President is $738,131 per year.

Bye the Bye, the salary of Northwestern's football coach is more than $2.2 million in compensation during the 2011 calendar year. That should pay for a lot of middle class kids' tuitions.

Maybe some of these "scholar/athletes" don't fall into one of the categories http://www.businessweek.com/arti...

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