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. WITHDRAWING FROM THE WORLD

A global gang of criminals drains $45 million in a matter of hours from reserves held by banks to fund pre-paid credit cards.

2. POLICE DESCRIBE CLEVELAND CAPTIVES' ORDEAL

Horrific details emerge about the captivity of three women, while prosecutors weigh seeking the death penalty for suspect Ariel Castro.

3. BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT FINALLY LAID TO REST

The Tsarnaev family finds a burial site after a frustrating search for a community willing to take the body.

4. WHO'S TURNING A SURPRISING PROFIT

A few years after getting a huge bailout, Fannie Mae says it earned a record $58.7 billion last quarter.

5. REVILED IN THE WEST, AHMADINEJAD REMAINS A FORCE

Such things as extensive government-subsidized housing have won him millions of backers in Iran.

6. WHERE HEZBOLLAH SAYS IT'S GETTING WEAPONS

The militant group's chief says "game-changing" firepower is coming from Syria in response to Israeli airstrikes.

7. THE NEW 'SCOTT' AND 'JENNIFER'

Jacob and Sophia have become the top names for baby boys and girls. Parents with perhaps greater expectations are opting for the increasingly popular "Messiah."

8. OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST KILLED IN YACHT ACCIDENT

A sailboat capsizes in San Francisco Bay during a practice for the upcoming America's Cup, trapping Andrew "Bart" Simpson of Great Britain underneath.

9. LAST ORIGINAL JUDGE LEAVING 'AMERICAN IDOL'

Randy Jackson, after 12 seasons, says he wants to focus on his record label and other business opportunities.

10. SPOTLIGHT FINDS AUTHOR ONCE AGAIN

F. Scott Fitzgerald is enjoying a posthumous revival with the latest film remake of "The Great Gatsby," opening Friday.



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