10 Things to Know for Friday
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- April 17, 2014 - 8:10 PM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. DEAL EASES TENSION IN UKRAINE
The agreement brokered by the West requires all sides to refrain from violence, intimidation or provocative actions — though it doesn't require Russia to withdraw some 40,000 troops massed near the border.
2. CAPTAIN OF DOOMED FERRY APOLOGIZES
"I am really sorry and deeply ashamed," says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok of this week's sinking off the South Korean coast.
3. OBAMA TOUTS HEALTH CARE PROGRESS
He says higher numbers of younger, healthier people who are critical to the law's success are signing up for "Obamacare."
4. NOBEL LAUREATE DIES AT 87
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was widely seen as the Spanish language's most popular writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century.
5. WHO'S EXPECTING HER FIRST CHILD THIS FALL
Chelsea Clinton reveals that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are starting a family.
6. 911 CALLS CAPTURE CHAOS OF CALIF. CRASH THAT KILLED 10
One youth who survived held back sobs in describing how a FedEx truck barreled across the median of Interstate 5 and smashed into a bus carrying high school students.
7. WHY ASTRONOMERS ARE FIRED UP
A NASA telescope has detected the most Earth-like planet yet. Dubbed Kepler-186f, it's orbiting a star 500 light-years away.
8. NUCLEAR INDUSTRY SEES FUTURE IN SMALL, UNDERGROUND REACTORS
The plants under development would be slotted together like Lego blocks that could be hauled by train or truck — making assembly possible anywhere.
9. WHAT MUSIC LOVERS ARE CELEBRATING
Sixty years ago this month, the iconic Fender Stratocaster guitar was born in a small Fullerton, Calif., workshop.
10. PAST TRAILS DODGERS STAR
A lawsuit describes a dangerous odyssey of shady characters, unpaid smuggling debts and threats of violence that have followed Yasiel Puig since he left Cuba by boat in 2012.
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