Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. A MYSTERY INVOLVING RUSSIAN MISSILES
Assad is vague on whether Syria has received a shipment of the sophisticated S-300 air defense systems.
2. AUTHORITIES FIND LINKS BETWEEN THREATENING LETTERS
A suspicious letter sent to the White House is similar to the ricin-laced mail sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
3. WHAT OHIO STATE'S PRESIDENT SAYS ABOUT RIVAL NOTRE DAME
"You just can't trust those damn Catholics," Gordon Gee says during a meeting recorded last year. He was joking — but his remarks still have caused an uproar.
4. WHY FAMILIES TODAY HAVE MORE SINGLE MOMS
More than 2 in 5 unmarried women without children would consider having a child on their own without a partner, according to an Associated Press-WE tv poll of Americans under 50.
5. KEEPING COD ON EUROPEAN MENUS
The EU agrees to rule changes that should end overfishing of cod and other threatened species by 2015.
6. HOW MUCH RADIATION ASTRONAUTS WOULD GET ON MARS TRIP
About as much as they'd get from a year of weekly full-body CT scans, researchers say.
7. SCOUT'S HONOR
A 10-year-old Cub Scout staying in a Kansas City hotel with his dad finds $10,000 in a drawer — and turns it over to police. If no one claims it, he may get to keep it.
8. MCDIET: EXERCISE WITH A SIDE OF FRIES
McDonald's CEO says he lost 20 pounds by working out more — but still eats at the Golden Arches daily.
9. OPRAH ADDRESSES HARVARD GRADS
From TV's prime purveyor of goodwill, hope and triumph comes a message about failure: Learn from it.
10. WHO'S OUT AT 'AMERICAN IDOL'
Dueling divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj announce within hours of each other that they're leaving the show.