10 Things to Know for Today Print article Send a Tip AP 2/18/2013 11:33:00 AM (AP) 10 Things to Know for TodayBy The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:1. CHAVEZ RETURNS TO VENEZUELAThe president announced his return on Twitter when he arrived early today after over two months of hospital treatment in Cuba.2. TROUBLED COUNTRY SINGER'S SUICIDEA month after her boyfriend killed himself, 37-year-old Mindy McCready was found dead in her Arkansas home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.3. OBAMA'S IMMIGRATION BACKUP PLANThe administration says it will only send its plan to Congress if lawmakers can't reach a bipartisan solution.4. CONSTRUCTION WORKERS KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIANo one has claimed responsibility for abducting the seven, but the region has been under attack by a radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram.5. GOP OPPONENTS SAY HAGEL WILL GET A VOTECritics called the Defense Secretary nominee a "radical" but said an up-or-down vote should happen this week.6. PISTORIUS PUTS AWAY HIS BLADESThe double-amputee cancels all races to concentrate on defending himself against murder charges.7. WHY RUBIO'S WATER BREAK BECAME A BIG DEALAP Politics Editor Liz Sidoti says Americans are obsessed with trivial moments in politics, overshadowing important problems like the economy and gun control.8. WHAT MAKER'S MARK WON'T CHANGE AFTER ALLThe bourbon distiller says public outcry has led it to reverse a decision to cut the alcohol level in its famous whiskey.9. HOW CHANGING THE CHANNEL CAN MAKE KIDS BEHAVEResearchers say switching from violent shows to educational TV made a difference for more than 500 families.10. PATRICK MAKES NASCAR HISTORYHer victory in the Daytona 500 pole was the first time a woman secured the top spot for any race in NASCAR's premier circuit.