10 Things to Know for Friday, October 18, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday, October 18, 2013

7:18am Oct 18, 2013
Enjoy a relaxing day outside!
Thomas van de Vosse

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

1. BART WORKERS GO ON STRIKE

Transit workers walk off the job in the San Francisco Bay area after labor talks break down. BART STRIKE

2. OBAMA HAS THREE-ITEM TO-DO LIST FOR CONGRESS

The president wants to tackle immigration, farm legislation and the budget by the end of the year. OBAMA-SHRINKING AGENDA

3. GOVERNMENT GETTING BACK TO NORMAL

The crab boats are at sea, the loggers are in the forest and the panda cam is on as furloughed employees return to work. SHUTDOWN-GOVERNMENT REOPENS

4. WHY ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE DIGGING UNDER A FORT IN INDIA

A popular Hindu holy man said a former king appeared to him in a dream and told him there is a $50 billion treasure hidden there. INDIA-HIDDEN TREASURE

5. OBAMA TAPS EX-PENTAGON LAWYER AS HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF

An administration official says the president will nominate Jeh Johnson because of his experience as a national security leader. OBAMA-HOMELAND SECURITY

6. WHAT SET OFF A MANHUNT IN FLORIDA

Forged documents led to the mistaken release of two convicted killers serving life in prison, authorities say.PRISON-MISTAKEN RELEASE

7. SCIENTIST BELIEVES HE'S SOLVED MYSTERY OF THE YETI

DNA analysis suggests the elusive ape-like creature in the Himalayas is really a bear. BRITAIN-YETI

8. HOW A SKULL SHEDS LIGHT ON EARLY HUMANS

Researchers say the 1.8 million-year-old fossil provides the earliest evidence of human ancestors moving out of Africa and spreading north. EARLY HUMAN

9. CHARACTER ACTOR ED LAUTER DIES AT 74

His long and prolific career included roles in "The Longest Yard" and "The Artist." OBIT-ED LAUTER

10. NOLAN RYAN DECIDES TO STEP DOWN

The Hall of Fame pitcher says this is the right time for him to retire after six years as CEO of the Texas Rangers. RANGERS-RYAN RETIRES

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