10 things you'll be talking about Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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

1. POPE IS INSTALLED BEFORE THOUSANDS

Francis began his ministry with the ring symbolizing the papacy and a wool stole symbolizing his role as shepherd of 1.2 billion Catholics.

2. LOW EXPECTATIONS FOR OBAMA'S MIDEAST TRIP

U.S. officials say the president hopes to support both Israelis and Palestinians, but has no new plan to bring them to negotiating table.

3.  BANKS SHUT IN CYPRUS

Parliament delayed a vote that would seize up to 10 percent of savings accounts to pay for a financial bailout.

4. THE 100-YEAR COSTS OF WAR

The AP reports the government still makes monthly payments to Civil War veterans and spends more than $40 billion a year compensating survivors of other wars dating to 1898. COMING HOME-COSTS

5. PLANNED MASS ATTACK ENDS IN SUICIDE

A Florida college student pulled a fire alarm to bring students out so he could kill them with explosives, but killed himself as police closed in.

6. VOTE NEARS TO AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

The full-year funding bill that averts a shutdown after March 1 budget cuts is likely to clear Congress this week.

7. WHO STOLE $500 MILLION IN ART FROM BOSTON MUSEUM

The FBI says it has solved the decades-old mystery and knows who the thieves are, but won't identify them and still can't find the missing paintings.

8. GRIM STAT FOR ALZHEIMER'S SUFFERERS

A new report says one out of three seniors dies with the mind-destroying disease or other types of dementia.

9. LOHAN ACCEPTS PLEA DEAL IN CAR CRASH

Before the "Mean Girls" actress leaves the courtroom, the judge makes a suggestion: "Don't drive."

10. THE MATHEMATICS OF MARCH MADNESS

An NCAA tournament bracket presents more than 9.2 quintillion (a 9, followed by 18 zeroes) possible combinations.

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