Your daily news briefing, with the video of the day, the top news and a look at an event in the week ahead.


News to know


The world is still watching the situation at Japan's nuclear power plants affected by Friday's earthquake and tsunami. U.S. officials say the plants are usually safe, but they want to learn from Japan's handling of the situation. Another effect of the disaster: U.S. stocks fell.


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Rescue teams in Japan continue to make amazing discoveries of survivors, with the help of international teams:


 



This week


Verizon is set to launch its first 4G smartphone Thursday, the HTC ThunderBolt. Similar to Sprint's Evo 4G phone, the ThunderBolt will sell for about $250 and can be its own mobile hotspot, reports the Wall Street Journal.


-- GateHouse News Service