10 things to know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT IS WASHINGTON'S BILLION-DOLLAR QUESTION
AP's Josh Lederman explores whether Obama and congressional Republicans can forestall growing dysfunction in this divided government.
2. APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS LAWS IN FOUR STATES AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE
The ruling creates a divide among federal appellate courts, increasing the likelihood Supreme Court justices will take up an issue they initially passed on.
3. WHY EX-NAVY SEAL REVELATIONS HAVE CREATED DISCONTENT
Robert O'Neill's disclosures that he fired the fatal shots that killed bin Laden come amid a debate over whether special forces should recount their secret missions.
4. EGYPT CRACKDOWN ANGERS SINAI BORDER RESIDENTS
The demolition of hundreds of homes and forced evacuations along the Egyptian border with Gaza, in the wake of a deadly militant attack, are meant, authorities say, to halt the smuggling of weapons and extremists, but risk alienating an already restive population.
5. PROSECUTORS DROP MURDER-FOR-HIRE CHARGE AGAINST AC/DC DRUMMER
But Phil Rudd still faces a charge of threatening to kill, which comes with a maximum prison term of seven years.
6. INTENSE WEATHER HEADING TO ALASKA
A storm surpassing the intensity of Superstorm Sandy is expected to reach the western Aleutian Islands this weekend and bring frigid temperatures to the U.S. next week.
7. FBI SAYS AGENT IMPERSONATED AP REPORTER
Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility.
8. FALL OF BERLIN WALL STILL FRESH FOR THOSE WHO SAW HISTORY UNFOLD
The dramatic opening of the barrier between East and West Germany a quarter century ago is not far from the minds of those who took part.
9. HOME DEPOT SAYS MILLIONS OF EMAIL ADDRESSES SWIPED
The home improvement retailer says customers should be on guard against phishing scams that might trick them into sharing personal information.
10. BROWNS WOOF IT UP FOR BIG WIN
Cleveland improved on its best start in 20 years by taking advantage of quarterback Andy Dalton's miserable night, beating the Bengals 24-3.