National & World News
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. ANARCHY IN LIBYA FUELS BOOM IN MIGRANT SMUGGLING
With no central authority to stop it, trafficking is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up.
2. LAWMAKERS LEARN HOW SLAVERY IS THRIVING IN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY
Thai fishing is rife with forced labor, both on the high seas and in processing plants, an expert tells a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee.
3. LAWYERS FOR TSARNAEV RELEASE VIDEO OF HIS GESTURE AT JAIL SURVEILLANCE CAMERA
They say the photo of the Boston Marathon bomber giving the finger was taken out of context, and that he was acting like a regular teenager.
4. SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The vote also ends a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that had delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee.
5. 14-YEAR-OLD MEXICAN GIRL IS RETURNED TO HER FAMILY AFTER DNA TESTS DISPROVE WOMAN'S CLAIM
Alondra Luna Nunez had been sent from Mexico to Houston, where a woman had claimed she was her missing daughter.
6. WHAT UNEXPECTED SIDE EFFECT HAS BEEN CAUSED BY OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE LAW
In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves.
7. JUDGE APPROVES SETTLEMENT THAT COULD COST THE NFL $1 BILLION TO SOLVE CONCUSSION LAWSUITS
Awards could reach $1 million to $5 million for those diagnosed in their 30s and 40s with Parkinson's disease or Lou Gehrig's disease, or for deaths involving chronic brain trauma.
8. COURT THROWS OUT BARRY BONDS' CONVICTION FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
His meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003, the judge said, was not material to the government's investigation into illegal steroids.
9. WHO IS OFFERING A NEW WIRELESS SERVICE
Google's project is a bid to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices.
10. HOW A BABY SEA LION WAS RETURNED TO THE OCEAN
The pup was found waddling in a dense fog near a highway in Southern California, and after contacting a local marine center, deputies released him back to the waves.