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. OBAMA: ONLY FDR’S CHALLENGES WERE GREATER
The U.S. needs “common effort, shared responsibility and the kind of bold persistent experimentation” that Roosevelt employed, the president says.
2. WHO DREW BOTH TEARS AND CHEERS AT CONVENTION
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, still recovering from being shot in the head, led the Pledge of Allegiance to an emotional response.
3. HOW ‘DREW’S LAW’ CLEARED THE WAY FOR CONVICTION
Change in Illinois allowed circumstantial and hearsay evidence in Peterson’s trial for the murder of his third wife.
4. IT’S OK TO PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL IN TEXAS
The 41-mile-long toll road between Austin and San Antonio will have an 85 mph limit, highest in the U.S.
5. NOW INVESTORS WILL BE WATCHING JOBS
After stocks jump to four-year highs, the U.S. releases the latest unemployment numbers.
6. THE NEW KINDLE TAKES AIM AT APPLE
Amazon’s high-end Fire HD, with more storage and two Wi-Fi channels for faster transfers, is built to rival the iPad.
7. WHY MAMMOGRAMS COULD BE DANGEROUS
A new study indicates their radiation might increase chances of breast cancer for some high-risk young women.
8. WHERE OTHERWORDLY TIRE TRACKS ARE VISIBLE
NASA rover Curiosity’s trails on Mars have been photographed by a satellite circling the planet.
9. A GADHAFI SON HAS AN UNLIKELY SUPPPORTER
An Israeli actress and model who says she had a romantic relationship with Seif al-Islam Gadhafi wants Libyan authorities to release him.
10. WHAT’S IN BERNANKE’S PERSONAL PORTFOLIO
Disclosure documents show the Fed chairman’s holdings favor no-frills investments seen as safe: annuities and Treasury securities.