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10 Things to Know for Thursday

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • April 30, 2014 - 8:20 PM

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

1. ROB FORD TAKING LEAVE

The Toronto mayor needs time off to seek help for substance abuse, his lawyer says.

2. GERRY ADAMS ARRESTED IN DECADES-OLD KILLING

The reputed ex-Irish Republican Army commander faces questioning in connection with the 1972 execution of a woman suspected of spying for the British.

3. BUNGLED EXECUTION GIVES IMPETUS TO DEATH PENALTY FOES

A day after an Oklahoma execution went awry, attorneys for death-row inmates began planning new appeals or updating existing cases.

4. WHO'S ACKNOWLEDGING FAILURE IN UKRAINE

The country's acting president indicates security forces will give up on efforts to bring the most restive parts of the east to heel.

5. WHAT'S BEHIND RISE ON WALL STREET

The Dow hits a record high as many investors expect economic growth to rebound with warmer temperatures.

6. DANGERS OF EDIBLE MARIJUANA

Colorado is considering how to increase consumer education after reports of consumers eating too much pot and having dangerous reactions.

7. HOW MUCH GM BAILOUT COST

The final tally shows that U.S. taxpayers lost $11.2 billion on the $49.5 billion bailout that enabled the automaker to survive bankruptcy.

8. DEAD RINGER FOR KING TUT'S TOMB

An exact replica opens to the public as Egypt tries to preserve the original, more than 3,300-year-old tomb from deterioration caused by tourist visitors.

9. FORMER MAD MAGAZINE EDITOR DIES AT 88

Al Feldstein helped assemble a pool of artists and writers who turned out such enduring features as "Spy vs. Spy" and "The Lighter Side of..."

10. HEISMAN WINNER ACCUSED OF SHOPLIFTING

FSU QB Jameis Winston allegedly walked out of a supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish.

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