10 Things to Know for Friday

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Posted: Dec 04, 2014 9:05 PM
10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. NYC, FERGUSON POLICE CASES STIR NATIONAL DEBATE

Politicians and others are talking about the need for better police training, body cameras and changes in the grand jury process.

2. 'OBAMACARE' COSTS GOING UP, ADMINISTRATION WARNS

Premiums for the most popular type of plan will rise an average of 5 percent in many states this year — and another 5 percent in 2015.

3. WHY FLU SEASON MAY BE DIRE

The flu vaccine does not protect well against the dominant strain of the virus seen most commonly so far this year.

4. ONE OF NATION'S LARGEST HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS BEING CLEARED AWAY

Authorities have been trying for years to resolve violence and other problems at the camp in Silicon Valley known as the Jungle.

5. GOP-LED HOUSE DECLARES OBAMA'S IMMIGRATION MOVES 'NULL AND VOID'

But the measure stands little chance in the Senate and faces a veto threat from the White House.

6. ATTACKS BY ISLAMIC MILITANTS IN CHECHEN CAPITAL LEAVE 20 DEAD

The new violence in Grozny raises fears of more attacks in Chechnya and widening unrest in the volatile region.

7. WHICH DANGER FACING US TROOPS HAS EASED

Iraq has given assurances that the growing number of American service members there will be immune from prosecution, the U.S. ambassador tells the AP.

8. AMERICAN CAPTIVE THREATENED BY AL-QAIDA IN YEMEN

"My life is in danger," photojournalist Luke Somers says in a video released by the terror group.

9. BILL COSBY COUNTERS SEX-ASSAULT CLAIM

A California woman's lawsuit was filed only after her lawyer failed to extort $250,000 from Cosby, the entertainer's attorney says.

10. WHO'S CALLING FOR END TO NFL'S 'BLACKOUT' RULE

Senators from both parties want the league to get rid of the rule, which bars home games from being televised in a local market if they have not sold out.