10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Mar 25, 2016 5:53 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. MAN DETAINED IN PARIS SUBURB RAID WANTED SINCE JANUARY

Officials say Reda Kriket, 34, has connections to the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

2. UN: 'NO DRAMA, NO WALKOUTS,' BUT NO PROGRESS IN SYRIA PEACE TALKS

While a shaky truce continues to hold in the war-torn country, there is also no visible progress on a lasting settlement.

3. WHY SEATTLE IS SANDERS COUNTRY

The presidential candidate's brand of democratic socialism may take some explaining in some parts of the United States, but not in this Pacific Northwest city.

4. BLASPHEMY CASES ON THE RISE IN EGYPT

Egyptian Christian teens satirizing the Islamic State group are convicted and given prison sentences for mocking Islam.

5. PROSPECTS OF TALIBAN PEACE TALKS DIM AS FRONT LINES SHIFT

Recent battlefield gains by insurgents and a Kabul government suspicious of Pakistan's intentions in facilitating such negotiations are creating pessimism.

6. 'HELICOPTER MONEY' MAY BOOST ECONOMY

The term was coined by economists who theorize that if global central banks just print money and hand it to people it could get the economy going.

7. WHAT IS HOLDING UP FLINT WATER DEAL

A bipartisan congressional effort to solve the water crisis in in this Michigan city is being stalled by the objections of a single senator from Utah.

8. SEEING HOLES IN EFFORT TO BRIDGE 'WORD GAP'

It remains unclear if a Rhode Island city's high-tech experiment to improve the vocabularies of poor children is a national model or just an interesting concept.

9. 'THE WALTONS' CREATOR DIES

Earl Hamner Jr., who drew upon his Depression-era upbringing in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to create one of TV's most beloved family shows, is dead at 92.

10. TOP SEEDS WIN AT NCAAs

No. 1 seeds Oregon and Kansas and second-seeded Oklahoma and Villanova all advance to the Elite Eight.