10 Things to know for Thursday, April 4

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

1. NUKE ATTACK THREATENED ON U.S.
  North Korea warned it will use “smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear weapons, and the U.S. deployed an advanced missile defense system to Guam.  KOREAS-TENSION

2. CONN. PASSES TOUGH GUN LAWS AFTER SCHOOL MASSACRE
The bill going to the governor today adds more than 100 firearms to the assault weapons ban and creates a registry for dangerous offenders. XGR-GUN CONTROL-CONN

3. 2 MORE SOUGHT IN PRISON CHIEF’S DEATH
Colorado authorities say the men belong to the same white supremacist gang as Evan Ebel, a suspect in the death of the corrections chief. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR KILLED

4. WARNING SIGNS ABOUT EX-RUTGERS COACH
Mike Rice once knocked out of one of his father’s teeth while playing basketball and a former assistant said he was “crazed” about the game. RICE-THE EARLY YEARS

5.OBAMA’S WALLET GETS THINNER
As a way to share the sacrifice of federal workers, he’s going to return 5 percent of his presidential pay. OBAMA-SALARY

6. INFAMOUS CRUISE SHIP CORRALLED
The Carnival cruise liner that stranded thousands of passengers for days was torn from its moorings by strong winds. DISABLED CRUISE SHIP

7. WHAT VIETNAM VETS SEE IN SCIENTOLOGY
  Soldiers exposed to Agent Orange are trying a 25-day vitamin and sauna regime promoted by the church. VIETNAM-SCIENTOLOGY’S SPREAD

8. THE MOST EXPENSIVE DISEASE
Alzheimer’s costs up to $215 billion a year to manage, mostly on care to get the afflicted through daily routines. ALZHEIMER’S COST

9. THE PHONE FACEBOOK LIKES
The HTC smartphone being introduced today has new Android technology that deeply integrates the social network. FACEBOOK-MOBILE

10. WHY NBC WENT FOR FALLON
The AP’s David Bauder says 62-year-old Jay Leno has been around for a long time, while 38-year-old Fallon is up and coming. NBC also gets to move ‘Tonight’ back to New York. NBC-LENO


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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