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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 14, 2014 at 6:08 a.m.

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

1. MISSOURI MOVES TO DEFUSE TENSION OVER KILLING OF UNARMED BLACK TEEN

The state Highway Patrol supplants the much-criticized local police in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb roiled by protests since Saturday’s shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white officer.

2. AL-MALIKI STEPPING DOWN AS IRAQ’S PRIME MINISTER

His decision ends a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency.

3. ROBIN WILLIAMS HAD PARKINSON’S DISEASE, WIFE SAYS

The diagnosis gave the comedian yet another challenge, along with depression, anxiety and his decades-long struggle to stay sober.

4. WHAT’S SUPRISING ABOUT POPE’S CHOICE OF WHEELS

Arriving in South Korea, the pontiff leaves the airport in a notably humble conveyance — a compact black Kia.

5. EBOLA OUTBREAK SHOWS NO SIGN OF EBBING

The World Health Organization agency says it is prepared for the crisis to continue for months.

6. AMISH GIRLS SAFE AFTER APPARENT ABDUCTION

The girls turned up 13 miles from where they disappeared from their family’s upstate New York roadside farm stand, authorities say.

7. WHY EUROPE’S ECONOMY IS STILL STUTTERING

The bloc’s leading members just aren’t thriving. Germany’s economy, for instance, shrank 0.2 percent last quarter.

8. MUCH OF GLACIAL MELTING MAN-MADE

More than two-thirds of the rapid melt of the world’s glaciers can be blamed on humans, a study determines.

9. DAVID GREGORY DEPARTING NBC’S ‘MEET THE PRESS‘

During his tenure, the venerable Sunday morning show dropped from first place to third in the ratings. Gregory will be replaced by Chuck Todd.

10. WHO’S FOLLOWING BUD SELIG AS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER

His second-in-command, Rob Manfred, is elected by team owners to take over when Selig retires in January.




 FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell arrives a federal court in Lynchburg, Va. A federal jury in Albany, Ga., convicted Parnell and two others Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in connection with a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths. Parnell was convicted on numerous counts including conspiracy, wire fraud and obstruction of justice related to shipping tainted peanut butter to customers and faking results of lab tests intended to screen for salmonella. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)

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 FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, S.D., poses for a photo at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes after his announcement in Spokane, Wash. Cupich will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection, who spoke Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)

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