Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. THREE AMERICANS SLAIN BY AFGHAN SECURITY GUARD
The shootings at a hospital in Kabul are the latest in a string of deadly attacks on foreign civilians in the city this year.
2. UKRAINE MOVES AGAINST PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS
The military action brings new threats from Putin, who says it would be a "grave crime" for Kiev to use the army against its own people.
3. WHO'S NOT CONCEDING DEFEAT IN PEACE TALKS
Despite a new rift between Israel and the Palestinians, Kerry says "we will never give up our hope" for a settlement in the Mideast.
4. OBAMA FINDS HIMSELF IN FAMILIAR ROLE
He'll once again be the consoler-in-chief while visiting South Korea, a nation in mourning for the ferry sinking victims.
5. US HEALTH WATCHDOGS OK ALTERNATIVE TO PAP SMEAR
The decision means drugmaker Roche can now market the genetic test as an option for cervical cancer screening.
6. NRA PUSHING FOR RECIPROCITY
The gun-rights group wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere, even when the local requirements differ.
7. WHAT'S A SIGN THAT HIRING MAY PICK UP
Big companies such as General Electric, Honeywell and Caterpillar are reporting increased demand for their products.
8. NEVADA RANCHER CONDEMNED FOR COMMENTS ON RACE, SLAVERY
Cliven Bundy, at the center of a feud over cattle grazing on public land, says he wonders whether black people are better off now or when they were slaves in the South.
9. WHY BUFFALO BILLS CHEERLEADERS HAVE GONE SILENT
The company that manages the squad suspends operations after five former cheerleaders sued, complaining they worked hundreds of hours for free.
10. YANKEES PITCHER SUSPENDED 10 GAMES FOR USING PINE TAR
Michael Pineda says he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts.