10 Things to Know for Friday

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Posted: Dec 10, 2015 10:59 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. EXTREMIST MESSAGES WENT UNDETECTED

The U.S. government's international eavesdropping appears not to have picked up on communications between the San Bernardino shooters during their online courtship.

2. TRUMP CANCELS PLANNED VISIT TO ISRAEL

The decision comes after the uproar over his call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

3. OKLAHOMA EX-COP GUILTY OF CHARGES HE RAPED WOMEN ON HIS BEAT

Daniel Holtzclaw, who just turned 29 and could spend the rest of his life in prison, sobs as the verdict is read aloud.

4. WHY JUSTICE SCALIA IS FEELING HEAT

Critics decry his suggestion that some black students might belong at "slower-track" universities.

5. BERGDAHL EXPLAINS WHY HE WENT AWOL

In his first public comments on his disappearance and capture by the Taliban, the soldier says he sought to call attention to leadership problems in his unit.

6. WHERE US IS OPENING SHELTERS

With more than 10,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing illegally into the U.S. in the last two months, facilities are being placed in California and Texas.

7. DRUG OVERDOSES UP IN US

The rise is driven by increases in deaths from heroin and powerful prescription painkillers.

8. HOW VOLKSWAGEN SAYS SCANDAL BEGAN

Engineers created cheating software after they were unable to find a technical solution to U.S. emissions controls as the automaker pushed into the North American market, executives say.

9. MICHELLE OBAMA SHOWS SKILL AS RAPPER

The first lady and "Saturday Night Live" actor Jay Pharoah rhyme on a new video to encourage students to "go to college" and "fill your head with knowledge."

10. JOHN MADDEN UNDERGOES OPEN-HEART SURGERY

The Hall of Fame coach is expected to make a full recovery, the NFL says.