10 Things You Need to Know as you start your Friday (videos)
Here are 10 Things You Need to Know as You Start your Friday:
1. Congress gets ready to vote on the payroll tax. The showdown may finally end a standoff that has dominated Washington since last autumn.
2. Bird flu is still with us. Recent human deaths in Asia and Egypt are a reminder that the H5N1 virus is still alive and dangerous.
3. Thailand police search for two more suspects in botched bombing plot. Police also say the three detained Iranians had been cavorting with prostitutes.
4. Families of those killed in Honduras fire express collective rage. They say the official explanation of a mattress fire killing 355 people is just too implausible.
5. New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid dies while reporting in Syria. The two-time Pulitzer winner apparently died of an asthma attack.
6. Chinese leader wraps up four-day U.S. visit. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and his U.S counterpart, Joe Biden, will attend a series of events in Los Angeles.
7. Lincoln museum shows examples of modern day slavery. The exhibit opening at 11 a.m. tells stories of unpaid domestic servants, women forced into prostitution and men serving out debt contracts. Continued...
8. Mardi Gras is much more than floats and beads in New Orleans. The pre-Lent celebration is big business in coastal towns from Texas to Florida.
9. More indicators will show how the economy is shaping up. The government releases the latest consumer price index at 8:30 a.m. and the index of leading economic indicators at 10 a.m.
10. Asian-Americans watch Jeremy Lin with pride. Feeling overlooked, many hope the basketball star's talents will make others look upon them as Americans, not foreigners.
See inaccurate information in a story? Other feedback and/or ideas for us to consider? Tell us here.
Location, ST | website.com
National News Videos
- Law & Disorder (May 25, 2013) (1846)
- Columbia County DA Paul Czajka declines to prosecute NY SAFE Act violation (540)
- New Paltz Mayor Jason West should be ousted over residency issue, falsified records, village resident says (509)
- Hudson Valley Best Bets for this weekend (480)
- Tonight's Law & Disorder: May 24, 2013 (448)
- Curtis Granderson, David Phelps injured in Yankees' victory over Rays (435)
- Cottekill artist leads very colorful life (video) (316)
- Group raps Hinchey over change of heart on Cantine Dam viewing (52)
- Hurley man whose death led to drug arrest of Kingston teacher had undiagnosed heart condition, wife and Ulster County prosecutor say (7)
- Hurley man's death not caused by drugs he allegedly received from KHS teacher Matthew DiDonna, Ulster County DA's Office says (6)
- Unbeaten Rondout boys lacrosse squad rolling into sectionals (6)
- Kingston shelter operator honored by NY Senate (video) (6)
Recent Activity on Facebook
We'll be using this blog to publicize corrections to stories, to explain, if possible, how we made a particular mistake and to give you a better window into our reporting process.
City Editor Jeremy Schiffres comments about the news of the day and other topics that he finds interesting.