10 Things to Know for Friday

August 15, 2013 - 10:36 PM
APTOPIX Mideast Egypt

An Egyptian child displays empty tear gas canisters among the debris of a protest camp in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Egypt faced a new phase of uncertainty on Thursday after the bloodiest day since its Arab Spring began, with over 300 people reported killed and thousands injured as police smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president. Wednesday's raids touched off day-long street violence that prompted the military-backed interim leaders to impose a state of emergency and curfew, and drew widespread condemnation from the Muslim world and the West, including the United States. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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

1. DEATH TOLL CLIMBS IN EGYPT

World condemnation widens, including an angry response from President Barack Obama, for the bloody crackdown on Morsi's mostly Islamist supporters that left hundreds dead.

2. US CANCELS MANEUVERS, BUT NOT SUPPORT

President Obama scraps plans for joint American-Egyptian military exercises but stops well short of withholding $1.3 billion in annual military aid.

3. KERRY WARNS OF TERROR THREAT

Nearly two years after U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq, al-Qaida is carrying out suicide and car bombings with greater frequency.

4. FRESH VIOLENCE IN LEBANON

A powerful car bomb tears through a bustling Hezbollah stronghold in south Beirut, killing at least 18 and trapping dozens.

5. WHY MORE DOUBTS ARE BEING RAISED ABOUT THE ECONOMY

Americans are being hampered by weak pay, higher taxes, tepid hiring while consumer spending remains lackluster.

6. REPUBLICANS TURN TO MINORITY RISING STARS

The GOP considers promoting younger, diverse up-and-comers in a bid to lure new voters.

7. CDC STUDY FINDS OBESITY RATES REMAIN STEADY

At least 30 percent of adults were obese in 13 states, with Louisiana and Mississippi at the top of the list.

8. SPACE SALVAGE

NASA calls off all attempts to fix its crippled Kepler space telescope, but hasn't given up on the remarkable, robotic planet hunter.

9. A NEW RACCOON-LIKE CRITTER WITH TEDDY BEAR LOOKS DISCOVERED

In a case of mistaken identity, a previously unknown mammal lived for a time at the National Zoo but was thought to be another species.

10. BASEBALL TO EXPAND INSTANT REPLAY

The proposal would give managers one challenge over the first six innings of a game and two from the seventh inning until the end of the game.