10 Things To Know For Thursday, April 24
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, April 24:
1. FCC VEERING FROM INTERNET NEUTRALITY
The federal agency will propose new rules allowing content companies to pay Internet service providers for faster delivery of videos and other content to people's homes.
2. DETAILS EMERGE OF ALLEGED CHLORINE GAS ATTACKS IN SYRIA
Witnesses tell the AP of dozens of cases of choking, fainting and other ills from inhaling fumes from hand grenades and helicopter-dropped "barrel bombs."
3. HOW JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS TRYING TO EASE PRISON CROWDING
Certain nonviolent federal inmates are being encouraged to apply for clemency.
4. 'RUSSIA'S ZUCKERBERG' FLEES THE COUNTRY
The move by Pavel Durov, founder of Russia's leading social media network, comes as cronies of Putin have made inroads into the company's ownership.
5. WHICH LONGTIME RIVALS SAY THEY'RE JOINING FORCES
The Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah announce plans to form a unity government and hold new elections.
6. EUROPE'S DEBT CRISIS RECEDING
Led by good news from Greece, the eurozone records several key milestones that signal an increasingly sustainable recovery.
7. ARIZONA'S CHILD WELFARE AGENCY FIRES SIX MANAGERS
The staffers oversaw a plan that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations.
8. ROYAL RELATIVE DIES IN NYC
Mark Shand, the 62-year-old brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, suffers what proves to be a fatal head injury in a fall.
9. WHO'S NOW A MARRIED WOMAN
Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, 44-year-old photographer from Los Angeles, over the weekend.
10. YANKEES' STARTING PITCHER EJECTED FROM GAME VS. RED SOX
Umpires find a foreign substance on Michael Pineda's neck. In a game about two weeks ago against Boston, the pitcher had brown goo on his right hand.