10 Things to Know for Friday

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Posted: May 07, 2015 9:01 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. WHAT DROVE VOTERS TO POLLS IN BRITAIN

The country's economy — recovering after years of turmoil that followed the 2008 financial crisis — was at the core of many citizens' concerns.

2. APPEALS COURT DECLARES BULK COLLECTION OF PHONE RECORDS ILLEGAL

The federal judges all but plead for U.S. lawmakers to better define where boundaries exist or risk "invasions of privacy unimaginable in the past."

3. WHO'S TEAMING TO TOPPLE ASSAD

Turkey and Saudi Arabia — frustrated with what they consider American indecision — are converging on an aggressive new strategy to bring down the Syrian dictator.

4. SENATE VOTES TO GIVE LAWMAKERS SAY IN ANY IRAN DEAL

The bill would let Congress review and possibly reject any final agreement with Tehran over its nuclear program.

5. ORGANIZER OF MUHAMMAD CARTOON CONTEST HAS NO REGRETS

Pamela Geller tells the AP she plans to "continue to speak in defense of freedom" — and host more events just like the one in Texas that ended in violence.

6. WHY CEASE-FIRE IN YEMEN IS VIEWED AS CRUCIAL

A break in the fighting would allow aid to reach a population enduring shortages of fuel, food and medicine.

7. GETTING MEASLES SHOT CAN HELP WARD OFF OTHER ILLNESSES, RESEARCH SHOWS

Experts say it's a wake-up call to parents who don't vaccinate their children out of unfounded fears about a link between vaccines and autism.

8. MCDONALD'S MAY BE DEVELOPING TASTE FOR KALE

The test of a new breakfast bowl including the leafy green comes as the fast-food chain works to shake its junk-food image.

9. 'AMERICA'S BANDLEADER' LOSING LATE-NIGHT GIG

David Letterman's retirement will also mean the end of a regular TV role for Paul Shaffer, his gravel-voiced sidekick.

10. QB MAKES FIRST COMMENTS SINCE RELEASE OF 'DEFLATEGATE' REPORT

Tom Brady says the scandal over underinflated footballs hasn't detracted from the Patriots' Super Bowl win.