10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Posted: Feb 02, 2015 9:01 PM
10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. WHAT WOULDN'T BUDGE UNDER OBAMA'S SPENDING PLAN

The president is touting his budget as "middle-class economics" — but tax bills for middle-class families would stay about the same.

2. US AGAIN CONSIDERING ARMS FOR UKRAINE

The shift suggests the White House is increasingly concerned that its reliance on economic sanctions to punish Russia for backing fighters in eastern Ukraine isn't working.

3. SUPER BOWL MOST-WATCHED EVENT EVER ON AMERICAN TV

The 114.4 million people who viewed Sunday's game eclipsed the 112.2 million who watched Seattle beat Denver last year, the Nielsen company says.

4. NEW ENGLAND BATTERED BY ANOTHER SNOWSTORM

Some areas are still reeling from up to 3 feet of snow that they got last week.

5. HOW AL JAZEERA JOURNALIST PERSEVERED IN PRISON

Peter Greste, an Australian, says he followed a workout regimen, studied and meditated during the more than a year he was incarcerated in Egypt.

6. PENTAGON NOMINEE SIGNALS FLEXIBILITY ON US WITHDRAWAL

Ashton Carter says he would consider changing the plan to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan if the security situation worsens.

7. MEXICAN OPIUM FARMS EXPANDING TO SUPPLY US HEROIN BOOM

Mexico now produces nearly half the heroin found in the United States, up from 39 percent in 2008, the U.S. government says.

8. HAUNTING PARALLELS BETWEEN WHITNEY HOUSTON, DAUGHTER

Both women struggled with drugs and married men considered inappropriate for them, and both were found face down in bathtubs, unresponsive.

9. WHO'S SEEKING HELP FOR OFF-FIELD FAILINGS

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has entered a treatment program after a rough rookie season.

10. WHY SEATTLE'S GOAL LINE PASS WILL LIVE IN INFAMY

Some say the decision not to put the ball in running back Marshawn Lynch's hands was one of the most boneheaded plays in sports history.