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