10 Things to Know for Friday

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Posted: Apr 07, 2016 9:02 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. WHY TRUMP NEEDS TO BROADEN HIS APPEAL

Seven in 10 people — including close to half of Republican voters — view the billionaire businessman unfavorably, according to a new AP-GfK poll.

2. PUTIN DISMISSES 'PANAMA PAPERS' ALLEGATIONS

He characterizes the document leaks scandal as part of a U.S.-led plot to weaken Russia.

3. MASS ABDUCTION REPORTED IN SYRIA

Islamic State militants kidnap some 300 cement workers and contractors northeast of Damascus, Syrian state TV says, and their fate is unknown.

4. FRESHMAN DANCE STUDENT FOUND DEAD AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

The "horrifying and incomprehensible" killing is the first on school grounds since the notorious bell tower mass shooting nearly 50 years ago.

5. DETAILS EMERGE IN CASE AGAINST DENNIS HASTERT

At least four people have made "credible allegations of sexual abuse" against the former U.S. House speaker, the Chicago Tribune reports.

6. HOW VENEZUELA AIMS TO EASE NATIONWIDE POWER CRISIS

State workers will be given Fridays off for the next two months.

7. INFLATABLE ROOM HEADING TO SPACE STATION

The technology is meant to pave the way for moon bases and Mars expeditions, as well as orbiting outposts catering to scientists and tourists.

8. PAY TAXES, BUY A SLURPEE

The IRS announces that U.S. taxpayers who need to make a payment in cash can now do so at 7-Eleven convenience stores.

9. SURPRISE OPENING ACT FOR FINAL EPISODE OF 'AMERICAN IDOL'

In what appear to be pre-taped remarks, President Obama congratulates the show on its 15-year run.

10. WHO FELL OUT OF MASTERS CONTENTION ON VERY FIRST HOLE

Ernie Els 6-putts from two feet, finishing with a quintuple-bogey 9 — the worst score ever at the par 4 No. 1 at Augusta.