The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. RANDOM JUSTICE IN MILITARY SEX ABUSE CASES
An AP analysis of more than 1,000 sex crimes reports at military bases in Japan finds that most of the accused didn’t serve jail time.
2. WHEN THE ECONOMY IS PICKING UP
The AP’s Josh Boak reports that experts feel the U.S. economy will stay stuck in a slump for several years.
3. RUSSIA’S FIRST GOLD
The figure skating team led by veteran Evgeni Plushenko and teenager Julia Lipnitskaia makes the home crowd happy with a victory over Canada and the
4. WHO’S NOT IN SOCHI
Terror threats and a remote location have kept foreign travelers away by the thousands from this Winter Olympics.
5. NKOREA RESCINDS INVITATION TO US ENVOY
The State Department says it is “deeply disappointed” in Pyongyang’s decision to withdraw for a second time an invitation to a U.S. envoy to discuss the release of jailed American businessman Kenneth Bae.
6. WHY DENMARK ZOO KILLED A HEALTHY GIRAFFE
Saying it was to prevent inbreeding, the 2-year-old male was shot and then fed to a group of hungry lions as visitors watched.
7. WHERE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS GAINING TRACTION
In the deep south, where many Republican lawmakers fear pot could lead to widespread drug use and social ills, medical use of the substance is becoming more accepted in a handful of states.
9. ACTOR’S DISAPPEARING ACT
Shia LaBeouf walked out of a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival and – walked the red carpet with a bag over his head.
10. REPORTS: MISSOURI ALL-AMERICAN SAYS HE IS GAY
Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.
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