10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. HAGEL SEEKING TOP-TO-BOTTOM CHANGES IN MANAGEMENT OF NUKES
His action follows stories by The Associated Press that revealed problems in management, morale, security and safety in America’s nuclear force.
2. TERROR GROUPS FORGE ALLIANCE
The accord between the Islamic State militants and al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria could present new difficulties for the U.S. strategy against IS.
3. OBAMA GOING IT ALONE ON IMMIGRATION
He’s poised to unveil executive actions that will shield possibly 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, advocates say.
4. SECRET SERVICE RAPPED FOR WHITE HOUSE BREACH
Several officers on duty didn’t even see accused intruder Omar Gonzalez climb a White House fence because their view of the grounds was blocked by a construction project, investigators say.
5. WHY COMET SPACECRAFT’S BATTERY MIGHT GO DEAD
The lander came to rest next to a cliff that’s blocking sunlight to its solar panels.
6. POSSIBLE MOTIVE OUTLINED IN PA. TROOPER SHOOTING
Suspect Eric Frein launched the attack because he was dissatisfied with government and wanted to “wake people up,” authorities allege.
7. HOW AMERICANS ARE BUYING INTO CHINESE STOCKS
Billions of dollars from new mainland Chinese stock offerings are entering U.S. investors’ portfolios through pension and mutual funds.
8. MOVIE HOUSE ON THE MARKET — WITH GOURMET KITCHEN ‘TO DIE FOR’
An English Tudor dwelling on New York’s Staten Island that was featured in “The Godfather” is for sale for just under $3 million.
9. WHO’S SMOKING MORE E-CIGARETTES IN US
High schools students’ use of the nicotine devices has tripled in recent years, the government says.
10. CLAYTON KERSHAW CROWNED NL MVP
The Dodgers’ left-hander is the first pitcher to win the award in nearly a half-century. The Angels’ Mike Trout is named AL MVP.