10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Posted: May 13, 2015 9:14 PM
10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. INVESTIGATORS: AMTRAK TRAIN WAS SPEEDING

The train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph — more than twice the speed limit — when it ran off the rails.

2. HOUSE VOTES TO END BULK COLLECTION OF US PHONE RECORDS

If the bill becomes law, it will represent one of the most significant changes stemming from the unauthorized disclosures of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

3. GUNMEN STORM GUESTHOUSE IN AFGHAN CAPITAL

Five people, including an American, are killed during the hourslong siege in Kabul, authorities say. More than 50 hostages are rescued.

4. HOW WAL-MART IS TRYING TO ONE-UP AMAZON

The world's largest retailer is testing a shipping service for online shoppers that would cost $50 a year. Products would arrive in three days or less.

5. GOP BILL BANNING MOST LATE-TERM ABORTIONS CLEARS HOUSE

The measure's fate, though, is uncertain in the more moderate Senate and Obama would likely veto it.

6. WHY PELOSI BELIEVES REPUBLICANS SHOULD BE CAREFUL WHAT THEY WISH FOR

The Democrat tells the AP that the GOP will "rue the day" if the Supreme Court buys its arguments and invalidates tax subsidies for millions of people under "Obamacare."

7. VITAMIN MAY HELP PREVENT SKIN CANCER

A large study touts the benefits of Vitamin B3 in lowering the risk of the most common types of skin cancer.

8. MICHIGAN COUPLE KEEP ALL-MALE STREAK ALIVE WITH BIRTH OF 13TH SON

Jay and Kateri Schwandt, who already have 12 boys at home, had said they were sticking to the tradition of not knowing the baby's sex ahead of time.

9. WHAT 'SNL' CREATOR ISN'T LOOKING FORWARD TO

Lorne Michaels tells the AP that David Letterman's last show — after 33 years of late-night talk — will be a "difficult thing to watch."

10. JUVENTUS KO'S REAL MADRID IN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

The Italian club advances to take on Barcelona and star striker Lionel Messi in the final.