10 Things to know for Thursday, April 24

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

1. OBAMA TO PUTIN: MORE SANCTIONS ‘TEED UP’
  The president accuses Russia of failing to meet its commitments toward easing the crisis in Ukraine. OBAMA-RUSSIA

2. HOW THE FDA WANTS TO REGULATE E-CIGARETTES
The government wants to ban the sale of the popular tobacco devices to minors and require health warning labels on their packaging. FDA-ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES

3. FCC VEERING FROM INTERNET NEUTRALITY
The federal agency will propose new rules allowing content companies to pay Internet service providers for faster delivery of videos and other content to people’s homes. INTERNET NEUTRALITY

4. WHAT VERMONT IS FIRST TO DO
The Green Mountain State legislature passes bill requiring genetically modified foods to be identified; governor says he plans to sign it. GMO LABELING-VERMONT

5. CLASSES RESUME AT KOREAN SCHOOL WITHOUT STUDENTS WHO DIED IN FERRY DISASTER
The campus is dotted with photos of lost teachers and pupils in the accident that killed 159 people so far. SKOREA-SHIP SINKING

6. DETAILS EMERGE OF ALLEGED CHLORINE GAS ATTACKS IN SYRIA
Witnesses tell the AP of dozens of cases of choking, fainting and other ills from inhaling fumes from hand grenades and helicopter-dropped “barrel bombs.” SYRIA-TOXIC GAS

7. SOURCES: TALIBAN WANT TO RELEASE U.S. SOLDIER HELD FOR 5 YEARS
Critics of the government’s efforts to secure the sergeant’s freedom say bureaucratic confusion is stalling a deal with his captors. CAPTURED SOLDIER

8. SAFE INVESTMENTS ARE YEAR’S TOP PERFORMERS SO FAR
Investors are shying away from risk and sticking to havens such as utilities, Treasurys, and gold. MARKET-WINNERS 2014

9. (BABY GOT) BACK IN THE SADDLE
Wranglers have been investing in bigger horses to accommodate the bigger tourists wanting to ride and get closer to the West that was. BIG RIDERS-BIG HORSES

10. WHO’S NOW A MARRIED WOMAN
Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster weds girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, 44-year-old photographer from Los Angeles, over the weekend. PEOPLE-JODIE FOSTER


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