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 Thursday:
1. FRIENDS OF BOSTON SUSPECT ARRESTED
The three are accused of discarding a backpack containing hollowed-out fireworks — allegedly an attempt to keep the younger Tsarnaev out of trouble.
2. US GOVERNMENT: JUDGE WAS 'ONE-STEP' OVER THE LINE
The Justice Department says it plans to appeal the ruling that struck down age limits for Plan-B, saying he exceeded his authority.
3. WHY ASSAD HAS REASON FOR OPTIMISM
The rise of al-Qaida-linked extremists among Syria's rebels is fueling reluctance among other countries to back the opposition.
4. CLOSING GUANTANAMO STILL A TOUGH SELL IN CONGRESS
As a first step, Obama may look instead to move some terror suspects overseas.
5. BOY 5, SHOOTS AND KILLS SISTER, 2
A moment of inattention, then the sound of a shot: In a place where gun use begins early in life, a short life ends.
6. MASS FUNERAL IN BANGLADESH
Dozens of garment workers, their bodies too battered or decomposed to be identified, are laid to rest a week after they and hundreds of others died in a building collapse.
7. A SHOCKING BLOW, WITH LITTLE IMPACT
A study shows the Newtown massacre made scant difference in violence on television, even immediately following the tragedy.
8. HOW JAMESTOWN SETTLERS SURVIVED THE 'STARVING TIME'
Recently discovered bones of a 14-year-old girl show clear signs that she was eaten — the first solid evidence of cannibalism at the colony.
9. A LONG ROAD HOME
A Pennsylvania woman missing for so long that she was declared legally dead surfaces in Florida, after living as a drifter.
10. WHAT TV VIEWERS IN TURKMENISTAN WON'T BE SEEING
An embarrassing video of the authoritarian president tumbling off a horse is censored.