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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1.EGYPT BALLOON ACCIDENT KILLS 19 TOURISTS
French and British nationals were among the victims of the crash of the hot air balloon into sugar cane fields near the famed ancient city of Luxor. EGYPT-BALLOON ACCIDENT

2.DOOMSDAY PREDICTIONS FOR AUTOMATIC BUDGET CUTS
Obama is drumming up public concern with predictions of lost military resources, jobless benefits and vital services. BUDGET BATTLE-SKY IS FALLING

3.STAKES HIGH FOR IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS
World powers are offering Iran new sanctions relief in exchange for curbing its nuclear program, but set low expectations for diplomatic talks beginning today. IRAN-NUCLEAR

4.ROCKET FIRED FROM GAZA INTO ISRAEL
The attack into the southern city of Ashkelon caused no injuries but raised tensions two weeks ahead of Obama s visit to Israel. ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS

5.MIDWEST BRACES FOR SECOND BLIZZARD
Kansas City declared a state of emergency after the storm lashed the Texas Panhandle with hurricane-force winds. WINTER STORM

6.LESSONS FROM A CAREER WITH FOUR POPES
AP correspondent Victor L. Simpson says that over 35 years, he s learned popes can be forthcoming when on planes. PAPAL ENCOUNTERS

7.FIRST TERROR ATTACK ON WORLD TRADE CENTER
Today is the 20th anniversary of the 1993 truck bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000. TRADE CENTER BOMBING

8.HOW A FORMER SURGEON GENERAL SURPRISED CONSERVATIVES
The late C. Everett Koop set aside his personal views on homosexuality and become a leader in sex education to prevent the spread of AIDS. OBIT-KOOP

9.GET READY FOR .APP, .VEGAS, .TECH AND MORE
By year s end, hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival .com should be available for people and businesses to use. BEYOND DOT-COM

10.WHAT IT MEANS WHEN YOUR MESSAGES AREN T ANSWERED
Sometimes there s a technical glitch that gets in the way of receiving it. Or, they just don t want to talk to you. NO RESPONSE

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