Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. DEATH TOLL CLIMBS IN EGYPT
World condemnation widens, including an angry response from President Barack Obama, for the bloody crackdown on Morsi's mostly Islamist supporters that left hundreds dead.
2. US CANCELS MANEUVERS, BUT NOT SUPPORT
President Obama scraps plans for joint American-Egyptian military exercises but stops well short of withholding $1.3 billion in annual military aid.
3. KERRY WARNS OF TERROR THREAT
Nearly two years after U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq, al-Qaida is carrying out suicide and car bombings with greater frequency.
4. FRESH VIOLENCE IN LEBANON
A powerful car bomb tears through a bustling Hezbollah stronghold in south Beirut, killing at least 18 and trapping dozens.
5. WHY MORE DOUBTS ARE BEING RAISED ABOUT THE ECONOMY
Americans are being hampered by weak pay, higher taxes, tepid hiring while consumer spending remains lackluster.
6. REPUBLICANS TURN TO MINORITY RISING STARS
The GOP considers promoting younger, diverse up-and-comers in a bid to lure new voters.
7. CDC STUDY FINDS OBESITY RATES REMAIN STEADY
At least 30 percent of adults were obese in 13 states, with Louisiana and Mississippi at the top of the list.
8. SPACE SALVAGE
NASA calls off all attempts to fix its crippled Kepler space telescope, but hasn't given up on the remarkable, robotic planet hunter.
9. A NEW RACCOON-LIKE CRITTER WITH TEDDY BEAR LOOKS DISCOVERED
In a case of mistaken identity, a previously unknown mammal lived for a time at the National Zoo but was thought to be another species.
10. BASEBALL TO EXPAND INSTANT REPLAY
The proposal would give managers one challenge over the first six innings of a game and two from the seventh inning until the end of the game.
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Posted on Fri, August 16, 2013