FILE - In this March 16, 1965 file photo, Palm Beach the fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer, wears her own design and creation of the Lilly shift, in Palm Beach, Fla. Pulitzer, known for her tropical print dresses, died in Florida at 81 on Sunday, April, 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Robert H. Houston, File)
Monday, April 08, 2013 6:22 am
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press
1. NORTH KOREA SUSPENDS FACTORY OPERATIONS WITH SOUTH
Pyongyang recalled 51,000 workers at the Kaesong complex as nuclear tensions escalate.
2. MOURNING FOR A YOUNG US DIPLOMAT
Anne Smedinghoff, slain in Afghanistan along with four other Americans, displayed a love of global affairs while growing up outside Chicago.
3. A POSSIBLE BREAKTHROUGH ON GUN CONTROL
Congress returns today as two senators work on a bipartisan deal to expand federal background checks for gun buyers.
4. KERRY TRIES TO REVIVE PEACE PLAN
He meets today with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad seeking softer language on borders.
5. 2 CHILDREN BURIED AT CONSTRUCTION SITE
North Carolina officials say the 6-year-old girl and 7-year-old died are believed to have died when a wall of dirt collapsed on them.
6. FLY THE GRUMPY SKIES
A new report says airline passenger complaints rose 20 percent last year as carriers keep shrinking seats to squeeze more people into planes.
7. THE AMERICANS BROADCASTERS FEAR MOST
It's the "Zero TV" crowd, the growing ranks of viewers watching TV without cable, satellite or antennas.
8. HOW ORANGES MADE LILLY PULITZER A FASHION GIANT
The designer, who died Sunday in Miami, needed to hide juice-stand stains. Sleeveless dresses in colorful prints did the trick.
9. LUKE BRYAN SURPRISES AT MUSIC AWARDS
Bryan beat top stars like Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert to win entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
10.RICK PITINO SHOOTS FOR BASKETBALL HISTORY
If Louisville beats Michigan Monday night, the former Kentucky coach would be the first to win NCAA finals at two schools.