Daily Updates

May 16, 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. ONE TAX MAN IN, ANOTHER OUT

Obama picks a senior White House budget official to run the IRS; a leader of the division under scrutiny announces his retirement.

2. HOW A LOOPHOLE LET SOME TERRORISTS FLY

A government watchdog says some in the witness protection program weren’t on no-fly lists.

3. WHAT LEFT JODI ARIAS JURORS VISIBLY SHAKEN

Travis Alexander’s family gave emotional testimony about how their lives were ripped apart by his killing.

4. HUDDLED IN BATHROOM WHILE TWISTER TAKES ROOF

Six are dead and emergency responders search for more missing after 10 tornadoes touch down in several small Texas communities

5. ARMY OF SHAME

President Barack Obama says military leaders have told him they are “ashamed” of their failure to end sexual abuse in the armed services.

6. AFGHAN SURVIVOR RECOUNTS TERROR IN THE NIGHT

As the military prepares to court-martial Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales in the killing of 16 civilians, a widow tells AP reporter Kathy Gannon how her husband was killed.

7. GOT WHEELS? COOL YOUR HEELS

American Airlines says people with just a bag — rolling suitcases not included — will be allowed to board flights before most other passengers.

8. NEW MEXICO MOM, WONDER WOMAN

Albuquerque mother chases down man witnesses say abducted her daughter; he flees on foot after she rams his car, but is later arrested.

9. END IT LIKE BECKHAM

David Beckham has the right to purchase an expansion team in Major League Soccer, an option he has said he intends to exercise.

10. WHO IS THE LATEST ‘AMERICAN IDOL’

Vocal powerhouse Candice Glover bested country singer Kree Harrison to win the 12th edition of the contest and a record deal..

 

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