The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker for the banana split is displayed at the municipal offices in Latrobe, Pa., Wednesday. A weekend of festivities are planned to surround the dedication of the marker that acknowledges apprentice pharmacist David E. Strickler for inventing the banana split there in 1904.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:
- NSA REVEALS DATA-MINING MISTAKES
The agency says it mended its ways after scooping up tens of thousands of emails and other communications with no connection to terrorism.
- CAMPAIGN TO FREE MANNING TAKES A NEW TURN
Lawyers will ask President Obama to pardon the convicted leaker who was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
- U.S., BRITAIN AND FRANCE SEEK PROBE OF SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACK
The three nations want a team of U.N. experts already in Syria to be granted access to investigate the site.
- FOR MUBARAK, LIMITED FREEDOM
The deposed autocrat will be freed from jail - but put under house arrest, Egypt's military government decrees.
- DISGRACED CHINESE POLITICAN DENIES ACCEPTING BRIBES
Bo Xilai recants an earlier confession on the first day of Beijing's biggest political trial in decades.
- HOW DOCTORS ARE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND "SUPER AGERS"
A study is looking at why these elite seniors have brains and memories that seem far younger.
- GERMAN WOMAN WHO LOST ARM IN MAUI SHARK ATTACK DIES
The twenty-year-old tourist is Hawaii's first shark attack fatality in nine years.
- STEALTHY APP STALKS STRAYING BRAZILIAN BOYFRIENDS
The smartphone application, which was pulled off Google Play, caused a stir as critics argued it violated privacy laws.
- EUROPEAN SCIENTISTS DEVELOP CHEAPER IVF TECHNIQUE
The simplified procedure, which is done for a few hundred dollars, could help infertile couples in the developing world.
- WHY A PA. TOWN IS GOING BANANAS OVER THE SPLIT
Historical recognition for the birthplace of the banana split will be celebrated with three days of sweet fun.