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10 things to know for Friday

 Posted: 6:55 AM August 09, 2013

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

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1. DRONE WAR ESCALATES IN YEMEN

Three U.S. drones kill 12 suspected al-Qaida militants, military officials in the Arab country say, bringing the total slain to 34 in less than two weeks.

2. U.S. EVACUATES CONSULATE IN PAKISTAN

The State Department says terrorist groups posed a danger to U.S. citizens throughout the country.

3. WHAT MORSI'S WIFE IS PROMISING IN EGYPT

She says her husband, who is being held by military authorities, "is coming back, God willing."

4. FLORIDA MAN ALLEGEDLY POSTS PHOTO OF DEAD SPOUSE

A related message on a Facebook page identified as Derek Medina's says, "I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife."

5. WHY A CLOSE MAYORAL ELECTION ENDED UP IN COURT

The black mayor of Sopchoppy, Fla., lost by one vote and filed a complaint that the black vote was suppressed by a white city clerk.

6. DALLAS MAVERICKS ENTERTAINER ACCUSED OF MURDER

Erbie Lee Bowser, who moonlighted as a hip-hop dancer for the NBA team, is charged with killing four people, including his estranged wife.

7. HOW THE 1988 UPRISING STILL HAUNTS MYANMAR

Many residents are only now beginning to talk about the military's brutal crushing of pro-democracy protests.

8. WANT A PICTURE? JUST SAY THE WORD

AP Technology Writer Michael Liedtke tries Google Glass and says its coolest feature is the ability to almost instantly take photos on voice command.

9. KAREN BLACK DIES AT 74

The actress, who often took quirky roles, appeared in more than 100 movies including "Easy Rider," ''Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville."

10. WELL WORTH THE WAIT

A Minnesota dad who says he has been dreaming of winning the lottery all his life comes forward to claim one third of a $448M Powerball jackpot.


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