10 Things to know for Friday, March 29

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

1. WHAT’S REALLY BEHIND NORTH KOREA’S SABER-RATTLING
  Kim orders his troops to “settle accounts with the U.S.” but he doesn’t really want war —he wants an official peace, and the security that would come with it. KOREAS-TENSION

2. WHY NON-LETHAL CIVILIAN DRONES ARE STRUGGLING TO TAKE OFF
Makers of civilian unmanned aircraft say their practical applications are hindered by fears that the technology can be abused and delays in government-issued safety standards. EVERYDAY DRONES

3. “OUR HOMELAND HAS EXPERIENCED WORSE”
Cyprus is preparing to draw on the resilience it practiced after the 1974 invasion and division of the island as it tries to envision an economic reboot. CYPRUS-LESSONS FROM 1974

4. VIETNAM REMEMBERED, 40 YEARS AFTER
U.S. combat troops’ departure from Vietnam 40 years ago left soldiers on both sides, as well as anti-war protesters, with a mixture of pride, disappointment and optimism. VIETNAM-WITHDRAWAL ANNIVERSARY

5. NEWTOWN SHOOTER HAD ARSENAL IN HIS HOME
Newly released search warrants carried out at the home of Adam Lanza reveal a stockpile of weapons and ammunition, but shed little light on what drove him to massacre 26 people inside a school. CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTING

6.  ORAL SURGEON ACCUSED OF HAVING UNSANITARY INSTRUMENTS
Health officials in Tulsa, Okla., are urging 7,000 patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington to be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after inspectors found unsafe practices that could spread disease at his dental offices. DENTIST INVESTIGATION-TESTING

7. AMERICAN FARMERS CATCH ON TO EDAMAME
The growing popularity of edamame, an Asian variety of soybean often used in stir frys and salads, is leading some U.S. farmers to plant the new crop. FOOD AND FARM-AMERICAN EDAMAME

8. SHOTGUN GIVEAWAY
Gun proponents in Tucson, Ariz., are giving free shotguns and firearms training to residents in crime-ridden neighborhoods, but violence prevention experts say that it’s unlikely to reduce crime rates. FREE SHOTGUNS

9. THE COMEBACK PUP
A harbor seal pup comes back from a brutal attack, infection and amputation of a crucial flipper thanks to animal rescuers at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. SEAL PUP ORDEAL

10. IT’S ALIIIIIIVE!
With Syracuse and Marquette both victors in the East Regional semifinals,  the Big East will definitely have a Final Four team — just as it has the last three or four decades. NCAA-BIG EAST’S ALIVE


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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