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10 things to know for Friday, April 26

Friday, April 26, 2013 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 8:16 a.m. CDT, Friday, April 26, 2013

Here's a look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. BOMB SUSPECTS TARGETED TIMES SQUARE, BLOOMBERG SAYS

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly say the Boston suspects planned to target the Big Apple.

2. MILLIONS DONATED TO HELP BOSTON VICTIMS

People who lost limbs will face some of the biggest medical expenses — artificial legs can cost more than $50,000 each.

3. SYRIA MAY HAVE CROSSED 'RED LINE,' U.S. CONCLUDES

The U.S. tentatively concludes that Syria has used chemical weapons twice during its civil war — though White House says more proof is needed.

4. HOW OBAMA FEELS ABOUT HIS PREDECESSOR

"To know President George W. Bush is to like him," President Barack Obama says in helping dedicate George W. Bush's library in Dallas.

5. ISRAELI WARPLANE DESTROYS UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

Israel shoots down a drone off its northern coast and suspicion falls on Hezbollah. The militant group denies involvement.

6. HISTORIC DROUGHT IS HISTORY

Spring rains soaking the central U.S. have washed away the worst dry spell in decades.

7. WHAT PROPELLED GAY MARRIAGE TO VICTORY IN RHODE ISLAND

The savvy political campaign — including bare-knuckle tactics — could serve as a model for similar efforts in other states.

8. ANIMALS, TOO, GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE

Among examples: South African monkeys switched foods to try to fit in with a new group, researchers say.

9. WHO'S NO. 1?

The Kansas City Chiefs take offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan as the top pick in the NFL draft.

10. MEET THE WORLD'S OLDEST EX-BIG LEAGUE BALLPLAYER

Conrado Marrero, a former Major League Baseball pitcher from Cuba, celebrated his 102nd birthday Thursday.


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