10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Mar 01, 2016 6:17 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. CLINTON, TRUMP LOOK TO PULL AWAY FROM RIVALS

The leading Republican and Democratic candidates are hoping to build all but insurmountable leads on Super Tuesday.

2. CAN THE FBI FORCE APPLE TO BREAK INTO ITS OWN PRODUCTS?

A 20-year-old federal law helps explain why Congress has never explicitly granted the federal government that power.

3. OBAMA MEETS WITH SENATE REPUBLICANS VOWING TO BLOCK HIS SUPREME COURT NOMINEE

With each side unyielding, the face-to-face encounter will likely offer nothing more than talking points.

4. JUST HOW STRONG IS NORTH KOREA'S ARMY?

AP offers a branch-by-branch look based on what reporters and photographers have seen on the ground and the latest report to the U.S. Congress by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

5. WHERE RUSSIAN WARPLANES ARE SITTING IDLE

On the fourth day of the Syrian civil war's cease-fire, the AP witnesses an apparent lull in action on the tarmac of the Russian air base in Syria.

6. WHAT PANASONIC'S LATEST POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT DOESN'T SAY ABOUT JAPANESE CORPORATE CULTURE

Other Asian businesses are unlikely to follow suit on Panasonic's decision to recognizing same-sex partnerships.

7. AMERICAN REFORM RABBIS WARN OF ALIENATION FROM ISRAEL

A gathering of American Reform Rabbis in Jerusalem was marred by comments by Israeli officials denigrating the movement.

8. MORE THAN 7,000 MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES STUCK ON GREEK-MACEDONIAN BORDER

After clashes prompting the closure of the Idomeni crossing, the asylum-seekers are waiting for authorities to allow them to continue their long trek north to settle in wealthier European countries.

9. WHAT'S THE HISTORY BEHIND THE SUPERDELEGATES GIVING CLINTON AN EDGE OVER SANDERS?

Superdelegates have been there for the establishment for decades, and the system isn't going to change anytime soon despite protests from the Sanders camp.

10. WHAT'S BEHIND THE SYPHILIS OUTBREAK IN NEVADA?

Health officials say it's part of a national spike in cases tied to increased testing, a rise in anonymous sex tied to social media, and a less consistent use of condoms.