National & World News
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. JETLINER CARRYING 116 CRASHES IN WESTERN AFRICA
The Air Algerie plane disappears from radar during a rainstorm. It's the third major international aviation disaster in a week.
2. DOCTOR FIRES BACK AT GUNMAN IN HOSPITAL ATTACK
The physician apparently uses his own gun to halt an armed attacker at a psychiatric clinic outside Philadelphia. A caseworker dies in the violence.
3. SCHOOL COMES UNDER FIRE IN GAZA, KILLING 15
Palestinian officials blame Israel for the shelling. But the Israeli military raises the possibility the compound was hit by Hamas rockets.
4. WHO'S WORKING TO ID DEAD FROM MALAYSIA FLIGHT 17
Around the world, some 1,000 people are involved in the process, which includes examining the bodies and gathering information from next of kin.
5. `OBAMACARE' FINES SET
Scofflaws who fail to buy health insurance this year could be fined up to $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.
6. WHY JOB SECURITY IS GROWING IN US
As the American economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers.
7. MAKING THE CASE FOR FIRING SQUADS
Following the third execution in the U.S. to go awry in six months, a federal appeals court judge says lethal injection is a "dishonest" attempt to disguise the brutal nature of capital punishment.
8. WHAT'S FORCING PEACE CORPS OUT OF KENYA
The country has seen dozens of grenade and gunfire attacks the last two years, sharply increasing security concerns.
9. STARS ALIGN IN CRIMINAL COURT
Actors Alex Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf appear in courtrooms a few blocks apart in New York City for separate disorderly conduct cases.
10. ITALIAN POISED TO WIN TOUR DE FRANCE
Vincenzo Nibali crushes all his rivals on the race's last mountain leg, all but ensuring he'll be crowned the champ.