10 Things to Know for Friday September 20, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday September 20, 2013

6:44am Sep 20, 2013
Becoming mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms... high near 90
Steve Biddle

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

  1. GUNFIRE ERUPTS AT CHICAGO PARK A witness says dreadlocked men in a car open fire in a nighttime attack on people in a city park. At least 13 are wounded, including a 3-year-old child. CHICAGO VIOLENCE

2. AL-QAIDA MILITANTS LAUNCH ATTACK IN YEMEN  At least 38 soldiers are killed and dozens wounded when extremist fighters surprise the troops in their barracks in coordinated attacks at dawn. YEMEN

3. CLASH LOOMS OVER OBAMACARE  The GOP-led House is poised to ship a bill to the Senate aimed at crippling the president's signature health care law. BUDGET BATTLE

4. 'GET DOWN!': WOMAN'S FRANTIC ESCAPE FROM THE NAVY YARD  A worker describes what it was like inside the building when a former serviceman went on a shooting rampage, killing 12. ESCAPE FROM BUILDING 197

5. HOUSE VOTES TO CUT FOOD STAMPS  The bill would slice nearly $4 billion a year — a 5 percent reduction — from the program used by about 1 in 7 Americans. FOOD STAMPS

6. WHERE DOZENS ARE MISSING AFTER A LANDSLIDE  The hamlet of La Pintada in southern Mexico is devastated and grieving after a tidal wave of dirt leaves 68 people missing. TROPICAL WEATHER

7. HOPE RISES FOR US-IRAN THAW  Obama and Rouhani have exchanged letters, and may meet briefly next week when the Iranian president attends the U.N. General Assembly. UNITED STATES-IRAN

8. WHY CLARENCE THOMAS IS OFTEN SEEN BUT NOT HEARD  The quietest of the Supreme Court's justices says his college nuns taught him the most important word he has ever learned: "Shhh!" CLARENCE THOMAS-PORTLAND VISIT

9. PRINCE OF A GUY WORKS AT DAIRY QUEEN  An employee sees a woman pick up $20 dropped by a visually impaired man and refuses to serve her until she gives it back. When she refuses, he gives the man $20 from his own pocket.  MONEY RETURNED

10. WHO PROVES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN  Andy Reid makes a successful return to Philadelphia as his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs, downs his old one 26-16. CHIEFS-EAGLES

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