Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:47 am
10 Things to Know for Thursday
By The Associated Press
1. Despite gravity of the situation, U.N. chief says progress possible in Syria
Ban Ki-moon also recommends the Security Council, which will get a closed briefing at 9 a.m., approve a 300-strong observer mission.
2. India tests nuclear-capable missile able to hit China
The Agni-V missile is designed to counter Beijing's regional dominance and help the country become an Asian power in its own right.
3. More than just a laid-back host of "American Bandstand"
Dick Clark headed a publicly traded public company, was a restaurateur, a concert promoter and real estate mogul worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
4. Court appearance set in bizarre murder-kidnapping case
Verna McClain, who suffered a miscarriage, is accused of gunning down a mother in suburban Houston and then kidnapping her three-day-old infant. Appearance set for 10 a.m.
5. Amish face arraignment in beard-cutting attacks in apparent feud over church discipline
At 3:30 p.m., 16 men and women face an updated indictment that they tried to hide or destroy evidence, including a disposable camera, shears and a bag of hair from the victims.
6. Discovery finds a new home
At 11 a.m., the space shuttle docks at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia.
7. Norway's mass killer originally planned three bombs
Anders Behring Breivik says his original plans for terror were to bomb Oslo's government district, the Labor Party's office and possibly the royal palace.
8. What's moving the markets
The government reports on those who applied for first-time unemployment benefits last week at 8:30 a.m. and the National Association of Realtors reports on the number of people who bought previously occupied homes in March at 10 a.m.
9. Racist museum in Michigan truly cringe-inducing
The objects displayed range from the ordinary, such as simple ashtrays and fishing lures, to the grotesque - a full-size replica of a lynching tree.
10. Meet the best prep hoops star in the country
Thanks to social media, Chicago's Jabari Parker, a devout Mormon, has to deal with scrutiny beyond anything his star predecessors endured.