In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, file photo, Egyptian rapper Myam Mahmoud poses for a portrait next to a mural in downtown Cairo. Mahmoud, an 18-year-old Egyptian, rapped her way to the semi-finals of the Middle East's hit TV show "Arabs Got Talent." While she didn't win the program, Mahmoud did succeed in throwing a spotlight on something more than just herself. On a very public stage, her songs pulled back the curtain on the slew of challenges that women across the Arab world are fighting to overcome.Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- SEARCH FOR PLANE HINGES ON HOW IT HIT THE WATER
Possible scenarios depend on angle and speed with which MH 370 could have speared into the sea.
- UKRAINE NO STRANGER TO BIG POWER POLITICS
Kiev's new government wants to avoid Cold War tactics between the West and Russia by having its say about its own future.
- NAPIER BRINGS UCONN SECOND NCAA TITLE IN 4 YEARS
The Huskies beat Kentucky's Wildcats 60-54 only one year after being barred from March Madness because of academic problems.
- PISTORIUS TAKES THE STAND FOR SECOND DAY
The Olympian says he and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp sometimes had troubles but they were in love and planning a life together.
- U.S. DEFENSE CHIEF, CHINESE COUNTERPART FACE OFF
Chuck Hagel says China doesn't have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over islands controlled by Japan.
- WHO'S WAITING FOR THEIR NEW RIGHTS TO KICK IN
In Egypt, women wonder whether greater freedoms enshrined in the new constitution will be implemented -- while violence against them rises.
- USAID CHIEF TO FACE QUESTIONS ON 'CUBAN TWITTER'
Senate lawmakers will question the nation's international-aid agency about a secret, U.S.-backed social media network built to stir unrest in Cuba.
- MICROSOFT ENDING SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP
Mayhem might result. An estimated 30 percent of computers used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system.
- WHICH STATE MAY OFFER MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES
Proponents say Texas students would get a deeper understanding of their home; critics call it an attempt to inject progressive politics into the classroom.
- FEWER LIMES ALOFT
A recent shortage and spike in price has caused some airlines -- for now -- to stop offering the fruit in their beverage service.