Thursday, July 26, 2012
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
- THE POLITICS OF GUNS LEAPS TO THE TOP OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE - In the wake of the shootings in Colorado, President Obama calls for stiffer regulations while Mitt Romney says he doesn't believe America needs new gun laws.
- WHAT'S ON THE LINE FOR ROMNEY ABROAD - The GOP candidate's trip to Britain, Israel and Poland amounts to an international audition.
- THE NEXT FRONTIER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS - The epidemic increasingly is a female one, and curbing it will require focusing on poverty and violence, not just pregnancy and pills.
- USE OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS SURGES - People are inventing so many new, legal ways to get high that lawmakers can't seem to keep up.
- NORTH KOREAN LEADER SHOWS OFF NEW WIFE - Now we know the identity of the mystery woman accompanying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at recent public events.
- A POSTHUMOUS REVELATION - In her obituary, which she co-wrote with her partner, pioneering astronaut Sally Ride disclosed publicly that she was gay.
- THE WEAR AND TEAR OF LIFE IN A TALIBAN STRONGHOLD - In Pakistan's northwest, psychiatrists estimate millions suffer post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological illnesses after years of violence.
- WHY 'TWILIGHT' FANS ARE HEARTBROKEN - Kristen Stewart admits she cheated on her boyfriend and co-star Robert Pattinson. But the scandal seems unlikely to affect box-office returns.
- DOs AND DON'Ts FOR OLYMPIC TRAVELERS - Welcome to Britain! The line forms to the right. Here are some tips for Olympic visitors hoping to get the most out of their experience.
- FLAG FLAP AT THE OLYMPICS - The South Korean flag is mistakenly displayed on a jumbo screen instead of North Korea's before a women's soccer match, prompting the North Koreans to refuse to take the field for nearly an hour.