10 Things to Know for Thursday May 9, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday May 9, 2013

6:26am May 09, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday, May 9.    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:      1. EX-DRIVER CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING, RAPING THREE OHIO WOMEN     Investigators say Ariel Castro, who is to appear in court today, only allowed the women outside a handful of times in disguise over a decade.

2. JODI ARIAS SAYS SHE PREFERS DEATH                                                                                                                         The penalty phase begins today for the Arizona waitress convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting of her ex-boyfriend.

3. FIRE IN ANOTHER BANGLADESH FACTORY KILLS INDUSTRY LEADER     Eight people, including a top official in the country's clothing manufacturers' trade group, died in today's fire as the death toll from the building collapses passes 900. 

4. CONGRESS TO LOOK AT MARATHON BOMBINGS     Boston's police commissioner was to testify about whether to put more cameras in the city to protect it against future attacks.

5. FIRST TEST OF LANDMARK IMMIGRATION BILL     A Senate committee was to begin debate today on the 844-page legislation, with attention on the four senators who crafted it.

     6. GOP SAYS BENGHAZI REVELATIONS BAD FOR CLINTON     A former top U.S. diplomat describes confusion and changing government message after the deadly assault on the Libyan mission.

7. DIAGNOSIS: STICKER SHOCK                                                                                                                                        The government reveals how much hospitals charge for treatments, with some hospitals charging 40 times more for procedures than another.

8. HAGEL DEMANDS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NUCLEAR CREW MISSTEPS     The defense secretary responded to an AP report that found 17 launch officers were reassigned for violating Air Force codes and weapons safety rules.

9. A DEFENDER NOW ACCUSES MICHAEL JACKSON OF ABUSE     Choreographer Wade Robson, who was a key defense witness in Jackson's molestation trial, now says the pop superstar sexually abused him for seven years.

10. UTAH TEEN CHARGED IN DEATH OF REFEREE WHO WAS PUNCHED     Prosecutors will seek to try the 17-year-old as an adult in the death of Ricardo Portillo, who was hit after making a call in a high school soccer match.

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