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10 Things to Know for Friday

Created: 03/19/2015 7:21 PM
By: By The Associated Press

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

1. 'YOU MUST DISEMBARK NOW!'

AP journalist Hamza Hendawi describes the tense scene as the airport in Aden, Yemen, comes under attack by forces loyal to the former president — just as Hendawi and other travelers are set to depart.

2. ISLAMIC STATE EXTREMISTS CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR TUNIS BLOODBATH

There may be no direct link, however. Analysts say the group could be trying to raise its profile by associating itself with attacks around the region.

3. WHO'S BACKTRACKING FROM CAMPAIGN VOW

In the days before Israel's election, Netanyahu took a hard line against the establishment of a Palestinian state. Now he's softening his stance.

4. RIPPLE EFFECTS OF NETANYAHU'S TRIUMPH

The election will further splinter American Jews — already divided over Israeli politics — into hard left and right camps, experts predict.

5. HOW OBAMA IS DRIVING CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA

The president orders the federal government to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half over the next decade.

6. DISTILLER MAKING IT EASY FOR DRINKERS TO COUNT CALORIES

Diageo, the global giant behind Johnnie Walker, Guinness and other alcohol brands, says it will put alcohol-content and nutrition information on the labels of its products.

7. WHY SKYWATCHERS ARE FLOCKING NORTH

A total solar eclipse will be visible Friday only in a narrow path across the northern hemisphere.

8. TODDLER STARS IN EXTRAORDINARY SURVIVAL STORY

A 22-month-old Pennsylvania boy was pulled lifeless last week from an icy creek, then revived after an hour and 41 minutes of CPR. Now he's fully recovered.

9. WHICH RARE FEAT 'EMPIRE' ACHIEVED IN FIRST SEASON

The Fox TV drama gained viewers each episode, through its 12th and final episode Wednesday night, Nielsen says.

10. DAY 1 OF HOOPS TOURNAMENT FEATURES FAMILY THEME

The opening of March Madness is highlighted by two sons winning games for their father-coaches.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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