Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:50 am
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
By The Associated Press
1. EU LIFTS ARMS EMBARGO
The decision ramps up the possibility of weapons shipments to the Syrian rebels and "sends a very strong message from Europe to the Assad regime," says Britain's foreign secretary.
2. PRESIDENT MAKES MEMORIAL DAY APPEAL
"Let us not forget as we gather here today that our nation is still at war," Obama says at Arlington as combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years.
3. FIRE BREAKS OUT ON CRUISE SHIP
Authorities are working to find the cause of a blaze that forced the cancellation of a Royal Caribbean voyage.
4. WHERE ALL EYES ARE WATCHING A VOLCANO
Officials issue a red alert for the increasingly active Copahue volcano bordering Chile and Argentina and order about 3,000 people to evacuate.
5. OBAMA GOING BACK TO JERSEY SHORE
With Christie at his side, the president will take a post-Hurricane Sandy tour of the coastline on Tuesday.
6. GE PLACES A BIG BET ON FRACKING
The corporate giant is investing billions in the new boom in oil and gas drilling.
7. SECURITY DETERIORATING IN IRAQ
The latest sign of disorder: A wave of car bombings that kills dozens in Baghdad.
8. WHAT'S SURPRISING OBESITY RESEARCHERS
A study suggests that obese mothers who undergo weight-loss surgery give birth to slimmer offspring less prone to diabetes or heart disease.
9. POT AND KIDS: A NEW DANGER
Medical marijuana items include yummy-looking gummy candies, cookies and other treats that may entice and sicken young children.
10. WHO SET A RECORD DURING THE WEEKEND
U.S. moviegoers shelled out $316 million, the most money ever left at the box office during the Memorial Day holiday. The big attraction: "Fast & Furious 6."