Friday

10 Things to Know for Today

by The Associated Press

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

1. KOREA LIKELY ABLE TO LAUNCH A NUCLEAR WARHEAD

In a jarring revelation, a U.S. intelligence report says the communist nation's knowhow has advanced; Obama urges calm.

2. GANG OF EIGHT REACHES AGREEMENT ON IMMIGRATION

Senators from both sides of the aisle say they're ready to unveil a sweeping legislative package next week.

3. HOW ASSAD IS GAINING GROUND

The Syrian regime is employing air power — its biggest advantage in the civil war — to push back rebel advances.

4. CLIMATE CHANGE ACQUITTED IN DROUGHT

Last year's huge U.S. drought was a freak of nature that wasn't caused by man-made global warming, a federal study finds.

5. WHAT STABBING SUSPECT DREAMED ABOUT

Man accused in Texas college attack tells investigators he fantasized about cutting off people's faces and wearing them as masks.

6. LOST IN SPACE (BUT NOW PERHAPS FOUND)

Russian space fans scanning NASA images spot what may be a Soviet spacecraft that landed on Mars in 1971 — and mysteriously stopped working.

7. WHERE SALT IS LEAVING A BAD TASTE

In Mexico, people eat nearly three times the recommended amount, and an anti-salt campaign has been launched.

8. WHO SHOULD TRY THE NEW FACEBOOK PHONE

The Home app for Android phones is ideal for people whose lives are centered on the social network, AP's Anick Jesdanun finds. Others might not feel at home.

9. COUNTRY SINGER SPARKS AN OUTCRY

Brad Paisley's new song says it's possible to be an "Accidental Racist." But many disagree.

10. SURPRISE AT THE TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD

Sergio Garcia, who's had only two top-10 finishes in 14 appearances at the Masters, shares the lead after Day 1.



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