10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. FIFA PRESIDENT REMAINS ABOVE THE FRAY
Scandals and rumors of corruption have dogged soccer's governing body throughout Sepp Blatter's 17-year reign - but he was not named in a pair of investigations that led to the arrests of several of his fellow executives.
2. WHAT ARMY FACILITY IN UTAH MAILED BY MISTAKE
Live anthrax spores were inadvertently shipped to several laboratories that expected to receive dead spores, the Pentagon says.
3. RICK SANTORUM ANNOUNCES WHITE HOUSE BID
The conservative culture warrior opens this political season as a heavy underdog in a race expected to feature more than a dozen high-profile Republicans.
4. WHERE IRS BELIEVES IDENTITY THIEVES WERE BASED
The criminals who stole the personal information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated theft ring based in Russia, two officials tell the AP.
5. NEBRASKA ABOLISHES DEATH PENALTY
The move gets unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial or practical reasons.
6. DROWNINGS IN OKLAHOMA, TEXAS HIGHLIGHT DANGER OF STORM DRAINS
The drains help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding - but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue workers.
7. WHICH UPGRADE IS COMING TO VEHICLE NEAR YOU
Nearly every major automaker will soon begin offering technology that effectively turns a car's dashboard screen into a smartphone.
8. VATICAN TO WEIGH IN ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Pope Francis will soon issue an authoritative church document laying out the moral justification for fighting global warming.
9. TRACY MORGAN SETTLES SUIT AGAINST WAL-MART
The actor-comedian was badly injured when a Wal-Mart truck slammed into a limo van carrying him and other passengers back from a show in Delaware last June.
10. WHO'S MARKING END OF A TV ERA
Bob Schieffer will host CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday for the last time after 24 years.