Daily Updates

April 25, 2013

10 Things for Know for Friday

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

1. BOMB SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY TARGETED TIMES SQUARE

NYC’s mayor, top cop say the Boston suspects’ plan to visit the Big Apple wasn’t just “to party” after all.

2. MILLIONS POUR IN TO HELP BOSTON VICTIMS

People who lost limbs will face some of the biggest medical expenses — artificial legs can cost more than $50,000 each.

3. SYRIA MAY HAVE CROSSED ‘RED LINE’

U.S. tentatively concludes that Syria has used chemical weapons twice during its civil war — though White House says more proof is needed.

4. HOW OBAMA FEELS ABOUT HIS PREDECESSOR

“To know President George W. Bush is to like him,” the president says in helping dedicate Bush’s library in Dallas.

5. ISRAELI WARPLANE DESTROYS UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

Israel shoots down a drone off its northern coast and suspicion falls on Hezbollah. The militant group denies involvement.

6. HISTORIC DROUGHT IS HISTORY

Spring rains soaking the central U.S. have washed away the worst dry spell in decades.

7. WHAT PROPELLED GAY MARRIAGE TO VICTORY IN RHODE ISLAND

The savvy political campaign — including bare-knuckle tactics — could serve as a model for similar efforts in other states.

8. ANIMALS, TOO, GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE

Among examples: South African monkeys switched foods to try to fit in with a new group, researchers say.

9. WHO’S NO. 1

The Kansas City Chiefs take offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan as the top pick in the NFL draft.

10. MEET THE WORLD’S OLDEST EX-BIG LEAGUER

Conrado Marrero, a former MLB pitcher from Cuba, celebrated his 102nd birthday on Thursday.

 

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  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof of their involvement in the attack that left at least three people dead.

    April 20, 2014

  • In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

    The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.

    April 20, 2014

  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

    April 20, 2014

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.

    April 20, 2014

  • In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

    Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

    April 20, 2014

  • ‘Capt. America’ tops box office for third week

    Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp’s new movie.

    April 20, 2014

  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry’s prospects

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    April 20, 2014

  • NASA’s space station Robonaut finally getting legs

    Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs.

    April 19, 2014

  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims.

    April 19, 2014

  • Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.

    April 19, 2014