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10 Things to Know for Friday

Created: 10/09/2014 7:21 PM
By: The Associated Press

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

1. U.S. MILITARY PLANES ARRIVE IN WEST AFRICA

As regional leaders plead for the world's help in dealing with the Ebola outbreak, more American Marines arrived in Liberia with supplies.

2. REPORT: ISLAMIC STATE GROUP RUSHES IN REINFORCEMENTS

The U.S.-led coalition intensified its aerial bombardment in the Syrian border town of Kobani as the extremist group fought street battles with Kurdish forces.

3. WAITING TO WED IN MARRIAGE CAPTITAL OF THE WORLD

After days of legal wrangling, gay couples in Las Vegas began getting marriage licenses when a judge struck down a state amendment that banned same-sex weddings.

4. TURKEY PLAYING CHICKEN WITH NATO

As Islamic State militants continue their assault, Turkey says it won't join the fight unless the U.S.-led coalition also attacks the Syrian government.

5. WHY CUBANS ARE FLOCKING TO AMERICA

Emigration has risen dramatically since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, with most new arrivals passing through Mexico or flying straight to the U.S.

6. OBAMA IS ALL IN WITH HIS ECONOMIC PITCH

In a campaign strategy fraught with risk, the White House is betting that Obama's tight embrace of the economic recovery will galvanize his core supporters.

7. ST. LOUIS SHOOTING REIGNITES ANGER AMONG ACTIVISTS

Police say Vonderrit D. Myers was shot after he opened fire on a white, off-duty officer, but Myers' parents say he was unarmed.

8. FINANCIAL MARKETS ON ROLLER COASTER RIDE

The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best.

9. METHANE HOT SPOT FOUND IN U.S.

A surprising patch of the potent global-warming gas hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., hinting that the EPA has underestimated leaks of natural gas.

10. WHAT'S THAT FLAVOR

They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a mystery to most Americans.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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