10 Things to Know for Friday

by The Associated Press

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

1. WHY WALL STREET ISN'T TURNING CARTWHEELS

The S&P 500 hits a new high, but U.S. economic growth remains anemic and the European debt crisis is far from resolved.

2. POPE SIDESTEPS A CHURCH RULE

By washing and kissing the feet of two young women at a juvenile jail, Francis departs from a requirement restricting the Holy Thursday ritual to men.

3. OBAMA FIGHTS FLAGGING MOMENTUM ON GUN CONTROL

"Shame on us if we've forgotten," he says of the Newtown elementary school massacre during an event at the White House.

4. WHAT'S CHANGED IN THE 40 YEARS SINCE U.S. TROOPS LEFT VIETNAM

While the public "might condemn war today, they don't condemn the warriors," says former Air Force Sgt. Howard Kern of Ohio.

5. IN CYPRUS, UNEXPECTED CALM

As banks re-open, fears that up to 10 percent of the country's deposits could be siphoned off appear to have been unjustified.

6. HOW A MESSAGE WAS SENT TO NORTH KOREA

The U.S. dispatched two nuclear-capable B-2 bombers to take part in military drills with the South.

7. THE SCOOP ON POWER SCOOTERS

Many people who use them don't really need to, leading to hundreds of millions of dollars of unnecessary Medicare spending, the government says.

8. FILL 'ER UP — WITH SUNSHINE

A solar-powered plane that has wowed crowds in Europe is set to fly across the U.S.

9. BARBARA WALTERS CALLING IT A CAREER

The trailblazer in news and daytime TV is planning to retire next May.

10. WHO WILL EARN MORE THAN ALL THE HOUSTON ASTROS COMBINED

The Yanks' Alex Rodriguez — who's out with an injury — will take home $29 million this season.



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