10 things to know for today
Published 7:42 am Thursday, November 13, 2014
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS PATROLLING HALF THE MEXICAN BORDER
An AP Exclusive report finds that the U.S. uses drones solely to monitor desolate ranges of the frontier with Mexico where there are no agents or fences.
2. OBAMA CARRIES HARSH MESSAGE TO MYANMAR
Two years after his historic visit to the reborn nation, the president will warn of a backslide in its march toward achieving freedoms and equality.
3. WHERE G-20 LEADERS AREN’T POPULAR
While the summit of industrialized and developing economies is putting Brisbane on the global political map, the Australian city’s locals aren’t too excited about hosting it.
4. SOCCER CORRUPTION PROBE CLEARS QATAR, RUSSIA
A FIFA judge exonerates the hosts of the next two World Cup tournaments four years after a scandal-plagued committee voted on their bids.
5. VOLUNTEERS PATROL TURKISH-SYRIAN BORDER
Hundreds of Turkish Kurds are monitoring the area to prevent Islamic State fighters from crossing to fight in the besieged town of Kobani in Syria.
6. CONGRESS POISED FOR VOTES ON KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE
The House is virtually certain to approve the project Thursday. And a Louisiana senator says she has the votes to pass it in the Senate next week.
7. INVESTIGATORS PROBE WTC SCAFFOLDING COLLAPSE
It is unclear if the design of the tallest skyscraper in America complicates window-washing work which may have led to the flipping of the scaffold.
8. UBER RUNS INTO OPPOSITION IN PHILADELPHIA
The city’s authorities are calling the ride sharing company a “hack” taxi service, and have impounded 15 vehicles belonging to its drivers.
9. WHO’S PREDICTING CHEAPER GAS IN US
The Energy Department says in a forecast that drivers will pay $2.94 a gallon on average in 2015, 45 cents lower than this year.
10. BASEBALL’S TOP PITCHERS NAMED
Cleveland’s Corey Kluber wins the AL Cy Young Award, while the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw is a unanimous winner in the NL voting.