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. ARGUMENT MAY HAVE PRECEDED FORT HOOD SHOOTING
Spc. Ivan Lopez possibly had a “verbal altercation” with another soldier just before he gunned down three people at the Texas post, authorities say.
2. OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DEFENDS CREATION OF ‘CUBAN TWITTER’
An AP investigation found that the network — intended to foment dissent among young people — was built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks.
3. DAVID LETTERMAN RETIRING
The talk show host announces during a taping of the “Late Show” that he’ll step down sometime next year
4. WHAT’S BAD NEWS FOR RENTERS
With demand for apartments surging, rents are projected to rise for a fifth straight year.
5. ‘DEVASTATING MILESTONE’ FOR LEBANON
The U.N. says 1 million refugees from Syria have officially registered in Lebanon.
6. MOZILLA LOSING ITS CO-FOUNDER, CEO
Brendan Eich is leaving the company — which makes the Firefox browser — following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California.
7. HOW VICTIMS CAN BE SAVED FROM OVERDOSES
The FDA approves an easy-to-use device that automatically injects the right dose of a heroin antidote.
8. HEALTH WORKERS TRYING TO CONTAIN DEADLY VIRUS
An Ebola outbreak has killed more than 86 people in Guinea and Liberia — and it’s not over.
9. WHERE MORE AND MORE MOVIES ARE BEING MADE
Nigeria’s film industry now pushes out more films a year than Hollywood in California or Bollywood in India, according to some estimates.
10. BALL PLAYER PUTS FATHERHOOD FIRST
Some commentators are criticizing Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, who missed his team’s first two games of the season to be with his wife. She gave birth this week to the couple’s first child.