10 Things to Know for Friday


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

1. FUGITIVE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT SAID TO BE IN RUSSIA

Yanukovych released a statement asking Moscow for protection but the Russians are not warmly embracing him.

2. VETO OF ARIZONA RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL SHOWS REPUBLICAN SPLIT

Gov. Jan Brewer's rejection of the measure reflects a division within the GOP between social conservatives and the pro-business wing.

3. HOW A RADIATION LEAK IN NEW MEXICO PLANT REMAINS A MYSTERY

Officials can't tell what caused the accident that exposed 13 workers to radioactive particles in a nuclear waste dump.

4. SENATE DERAILS BILL TO BOOST VETERAN BENEFITS

Although both parties favor helping the nation's 22 million veterans, the legislation was a victim of election-year disputes over spending.

5. U.S. MARONITE CHURCH ORDAINS MARRIED PRIEST

Pope Francis gave permission for the ceremony at St. Raymond's Cathedral near downtown St. Louis.

6. OBAMA KICKS OFF `MY BROTHER'S' KEEPER' INITIATIVE

The president calls for vigorous efforts to reverse underachievement among young black and Hispanic males.

7. TEEN SURVIVES RARE CANCER, THEN HELPS FIGHT IT

After she urged scientists to study it, they found a gene flaw that may play a role in her form of liver cancer.

8. EVACUATIONS ORDERED AHEAD OF CALIFORNIA STORMS

The Los Angeles suburbs of Glendora and Azusa ordered residents to leave 1,000 homes, fearing mudslides and flooding.

9. WHAT ISN'T PART OF MORMON BELIEFS ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE

The Mormon Church says adherents are not taught that they'll get their own planet in the afterlife, contrary to depiction in the Broadway show, "The Book of Mormon."

10. WHERE YOU CAN'T SEE EGYPT'S OSCAR NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY "THE SQUARE"

The film about the country's protests and turbulence over the past three years can't be screened in Egyptian theaters for political reasons, its producers say.


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