By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. AFGHANISTAN TAKES CENTER STAGE AT NATO SUMMIT
At 9 a.m., Obama and fellow NATO leaders discuss their commitment to turning over combat missions to Afghan forces next year and ending the war in 2014. Chicago braces for more demonstrations.
2. A YEAR AFTER DEADLY TORNADO, A SPECIAL GRADUATION IN JOPLIN, MO.
At 8:15 p.m., Obama delivers the commencement address for Joplin High seniors who attended classes in a shopping mall because their school was destroyed. Many are still waiting for their homes to be rebuilt.
3. SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS AT LEAST 38 SOLDIERS IN YEMEN’S CAPITAL
Authorities say the bomber was a fellow soldier participating in a military parade drill in Sanaa. The attack comes as Yemen’s military has launched an effort to crack down on al-Qaida strongholds in the country.
4. SENTENCING IN RUTGERS SUICIDE CASE
At 8 a.m., Dharun Ravi could get up to 10 years in prison for hate crimes for using a webcam to see his Rutgers University roommate kiss another man. Tyler Clementi killed himself days later by jumping off the George Washington Bridge.
5. 2,000 PEOPLE IN U.S. HAVE BEEN WRONGLY CONVICTED, THEN EXONERATED
That’s according to the first national database of such cases involving serious crimes over the past 23 years.
6. HALF THE NATION’S OVERWEIGHT TEENS AT RISK FOR HEART DISEASE
New federal research finds they have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart problems.
7. MILLIONS WATCH “RING OF FIRE” ECLIPSE
Skywatchers in the western U.S. and Asia don special glasses to see the moon pass in front of the sun, creating a dramatic halo of light.
8. ROBIN GIBB OF THE BEE GEES DIES AT 62
The singer whose falsetto voice gave a distinctive sound to such hits as “Stayin Alive” and “Night Fever” fought a long battle with cancer.
9. BABE RUTH’S 1920 YANKEES JERSEY FETCHES $4.4 MILLION AT AUCTION
That’s a record for sports memorabilia, beating the previous record of $4.3 million for James Naismith’s founding rules of basketball.
10. SAN ANTONIO SWEEPS L.A. CLIPPERS IN NBA PLAYOFFS
Tim Duncan leads the Spurs to a 102-99 victory that puts them in the Western Conference finals against the winner of the Lakers-Thunder series.
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