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10 things to know for Friday

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staff, Gazette
February 1, 2013

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Please note some stories are not yet published:

1. SUICIDE BOMBER STRIKES U.S. EMBASSY IN TURKEY

Police say the attacker detonated an explosive device at the entrance to the embassy in Ankara and a report says at least two security guards were killed. Click here for story

2. FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR DIES

Ed Koch, the combative, acid-tongued politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin and embodied New York chutzpah for the rest of the world, dies at 88. Click here for story

3. AMBER ALERTS MAY BE A TURN OFF TO SOME

A new national alert system recently rolled out to cellphones that a child had been abducted has officials worried people will choose to opt out if their phones come to life unexpectedly. Click here for story

4. SOMBER CEREMONY TO MARK SHUTTLE TRAGEDY

NASA will honor the seven astronauts who perished when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas 10 years ago. Click here for story

5. WHAT IS PROVING TO BE A QUANDARY IN TERROR FIGHT

AP’s Lara Jakes finds that the U.S. is struggling to confront an uptick in threats from the world’s newest jihadist hot spot — North Africa.

6. JOBS REPORT EXPECTED TO BE A MIXED BAG

The January employment report released at 7:30 a.m. is expected to show that job growth remained steady last month even though Americans began receiving smaller paychecks that could keep the economy sluggish. Click here for story

7. CHINA POISED TO CONTROL STRATEGIC PAKISTANI PORT

The port, not far from the Strait of Hormuz, gives Beijing another foothold in one of the most sensitive parts of the world. Click here for story

8. RETIRED PRELATE ENSNARED IN ABUSE ALLEGATIONS

Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony is relieved of his remaining duties as church releases thousands of pages of personnel files of priests accused of sexual abuse. Click here for story

9. A CENTENNIAL AS GRAND AS ITS NAME

Grand Central, once in danger of being demolished, is celebrating its 100th birthday with speeches, a brass band and a rollback to 1913 prices. Click here for story

10. WHY A POLITICAL ODD COUPLE IS BEING SHOWERED WITH PRAISE

James Carville and Mary Matalin are the faces of the host committee for New Orleans’ biggest event in years — the Super Bowl — and say they’re humbled by the gratitude of the locals. Click here for story



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