Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. IT’S FREEDOM FOR ARIZONA WOMAN
Yanira Maldonado is released from a Mexican jail after security footage found she made no attempt to smuggle drugs on a U.S.-bound bus.
2. SYRIA SAID TO BE BUYING MiGs
A Russian arms manufacturer tells news agencies it is signing a contract to deliver at least 10 fighter jets to the Assad regime.
3. AUTHORITIES FIND LINKS BETWEEN THREATENING LETTERS
A suspicious letter sent to the White House is similar to the ricin-laced mail sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
4. QUICK! SPELL “KNAIDEL”
Arvind Mahankali, 13, did it — correctly — to win the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee. If you’re wondering, it means a small mass of dough.
5. RETRAINING K-9s TO SNIFF THE RIGHT STUFF
Now that marijuana is legal in Washington state, dogs are being trained not to point out pot so police can instead focus on other drugs.
6. WHAT MAKES THIS HOME SALE UNIQUE
A Dallas boarding house is on the market and the allure comes from one of its former occupants: Lee Harvey Oswald, who once lived there for about six weeks in 1963.
7. WHAT OHIO STATE’S PRESIDENT SAYS ABOUT RIVAL NOTRE DAME
“You just can’t trust those damn Catholics,” Gordon Gee says during a meeting recorded last year. He was joking — but his remarks still have caused an uproar.
8. MCDIET: EXERCISE WITH A SIDE OF FRIES
McDonald’s CEO says he lost 20 pounds by working out more — but still eats at the Golden Arches daily.
9. WHO’S OUT AT “AMERICAN IDOL”
Dueling divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj announce within hours of each other that they’re leaving the show.
10. THE KING RULES MIAMI’S COURT
LeBron James scores 30 points and the Heat beat the Pacers 90-79 in a pivotal Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
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