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10 things to know for today

By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. SOUTH KOREAN FERRY CAPTAIN GETS 36 YEARS IN PRISON
The ship’s steward was sentenced in a widely anticipated hearing along with 14 others of his crew.
2. AT PACIFIC MEETING, OBAMA AND PUTIN SHY AWAY FROM DISAGREEMENTS
The two leaders, who are at odds over many global problems, are all niceties in front of the cameras and are avoiding touchy issues away from the media.
3. IRAQI TV SAYS ARMY RETAKES REFINERY TOWN
Reports claim Iraq’s troops have driven out Islamic State militants from Beiji which is home to the country’s largest oil facility.
4. ISRAEL HEIGHTENS SECURITY AFTER SERIES OF ATTACKS
Palestinian assailants carry out stabbing attacks in Tel Aviv and the West Bank, killing an Israeli woman and a soldier.
5. HOW SECURITY AGENTS ARE TRAINING TO PREVENT ANOTHER BENGHAZI
A fantasy Middle Eastern city is set up as a training camp for diplomats who face improvised threats that mimic conditions in dangerous posts.
6. OBAMA HEATS UP DEBATE ON NET NEUTRALITY
The president’s push to preserve one of the Internet’s building blocks runs counter to what service providers want.
7. WHERE MARIJUANA BUSINESSES AREN’T SO WELCOME
The booming recreational pot industry is facing pushback from neighboring businesses concerned about crime and image.
8. WHO IS GETTING FREEBIES TODAY
From pancake breakfasts to a free coffee at Starbucks, veterans are being feted on their day with gestures of appreciation from businesses across the U.S.
9. MEDICAL WORKER WITH EBOLA TO LEAVE NYC HOSPITAL
Dr. Craig Spencer, the only Ebola patient being treated in the United States, has been declared free of the virus.
10. AFTER MONTHS OF WATCHING, LAVA REACHES HAWAII HOME
The molten rock sets a house on fire in the Big Island’s isolated and mostly agricultural Puna region.

AP
11/11/14 05:58

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