10 Things to Know for Friday

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Posted: Feb 05, 2015 9:06 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. HACKERS SWITCHING TACTICS

Experts say the insurance industry is the latest target for cyber criminals, after banks and retailers increased security.

2. HOW POPE FRANCIS FEELS ABOUT SPANKING

The pontiff says it's OK to spank your kids — as long as their dignity is maintained.

3. MEASLES CROPS UP AT CHICAGO DAY CARE

How the five children — all infants too young to be vaccinated — became infected is still a mystery.

4. LEADERS OF FRANCE, GERMANY PUSH PEACE PLAN FOR UKRAINE

The high-level diplomacy comes amid fears the conflict is threatening Europe's overall security.

5. ANGER BUILDS OVER GRUESOME SLAYING

A video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned to death by his Islamic State captors has triggered a backlash in his home country against the extremists — even among former sympathizers.

6. WHY US IS MOVING SEARCH-AND-RESCUE CREWS TO NORTHERN IRAQ

The move gets crews closer to the battlefields in Iraq and Syria following the uproar over the killing of the captured pilot.

7. AMY PASCAL STEPPING DOWN AT SONY PICTURES

The co-chairman's departure comes after a massive hack hit the company and revealed embarrassing emails.

8. RADIOSHACK FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY AFTER YEARS OF LOSSES

The electronics retailer has struggled as shoppers increasingly shift to buying online.

9. WHO'S DUE FOR BREAKTHROUGH AT GRAMMYS

Katy Perry, nominated twice this year, has been shut out by the Recording Academy despite 11 previous nominations dating to 2009.

10. TIGER WOODS MAKES EARLY EXIT

He withdraws from the Farmers Insurance Open, only his second of the year, with an apparent back injury.