Daily Updates

July 25, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. PONTIFF TENDS FLOCK, FROM SLUM TO SAND

Pope Francis receives a warm welcome in Rio shantytown then opens World Youth Day on upscale—and rain-soaked— Copacabana Beach.

2. RAIL CRASH PROBE FOCUSES ON SPEED

Video shows train that crashed in Spain, killing 80, was going way too fast as it came around a bend.

3. PLEA DEAL POSSIBLE IN CLEVELAND KIDNAP, RAPE

The death penalty is the sticking point in Ariel Castro’s case; he’s charged with holding three women in his home for years, repeatedly raping them.

4. WHO WASN’T INDICTED AT SAC CAPITAL

One of Wall Street’s biggest and most successful hedge fund companies faces criminal charges for insider trading — but the owner does not.

5. WHEN TO POINT AND CLICK FOR HEALTH CARE

Some technology won’t be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, and the experience could be more like buying a car than a plane ticket.

6. JUSTICE DEPT. MOVES ON VOTING RIGHTS

After the Supreme Court wiped out a significant part of the landmark legislation, the Obama administration promises to counter ruling.

7. HACKING RING CHARGED

Five are accused of running an organization that targeted major corporations over seven years, stealing and selling 160 million credit and debit card numbers.

8. WHICH CAR WOWED CONSUMER REPORTS

The first American sedan in 20 years to earn Consumer Reports’ top score is the Chevrolet Impala. Really.

9. SOME SAY SCHOOLS SHOULD HIT ‘SNOOZE’

Starting classes later for notoriously sleepy teens may improve attendance, and advocates say several studies show the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.

10. YANKEES REFUSE TO ACTIVATE A-ROD

Alex Rodriguez, already facing penalties for an unauthorized medical visit, sees his relationship with the NY team hit another low.

 

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