10 Things to Know for Thursday December 5, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday December 5, 2013

8:26am Dec 05, 2013
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. NORTHERN PLAINS FACE ARCTIC BLAST  A cold snap is causing the mercury to drop to sub-zero temperatures in North Dakota and Montana and will continue through the weekend.  COLD SNAP

2. MEXICAN TROOPS SEEK WAYS TO DEAL WITH RADIOACTIVE SHIPMENT  Police are guarding the highly-radioactive cobalt-60 material that was in a stolen truck in central Mexico until they find a way to transport it safely.  MEXICO-RADIOACTIVE-THEFT

3. OFFICIALS SAY 15 PEOPLE KILLED IN YEMEN SUICIDE BOMBING  The car explosion that took place at the country's defense ministry also wounded at least 40 others.  YEMEN

4. "HIGHWAY HYPNOSIS" MAY HAVE CAUSED METRO-NORTH CRASH  Driving along long, monotonous routes makes drivers experience a semi-trance — much like the one lawyers say the train's engineer was in right before it crashed.  NYC TRAIN DERAILMENT

5. WHO IS GREETING VISITORS AT PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL  Four surviving veterans from the attack, all in their 90s, volunteer at the site which witnessed a bloody bombing 72 years ago this week.  PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS

6. WHY VENEZUELA AND BITLY ARE AT ODDS WITH EACH OTHER  The Latin American nation is censoring the Web-address shortening service which Venezuelans use to spread news of their freefalling currency.  VENEZUELA-CYBER CRACKDOWN

7. DOZENS OF PILOT WHALES STRANDED IN EVERGLADES  Eleven have died and wildlife workers are trying to lead the remaining 41 out of dangerously shallow waters. BEACHED-WHALES

8. 2014 COLOR OF THE YEAR HAS INNOVATIVE, FLATTERING TONES  Radiant Orchid, a version of purple, will replace emerald green as designers' shade of choice.  FASHION-COLOR OF THE YEAR

9. MSNBC'S MARTIN BASHIR RESIGNS  After his inflammatory comments about Sarah Palin, the talk-show host says he now wants his colleagues to "be allowed to focus on the issues that matter."  BASHIR-RESIGNATION

10. HEISMAN HOPEFUL TO FIND OUT HIS FATE  Jameis Winston, quarterback for top-ranked Florida State, will find out whether a prosecutor will charge him with sexual assault.  FLORIDA STATE-WINSTON INVESTIGATION

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