Thursday, November 20, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. OBAMA TO SHIELD AS MANY AS 5 MILLION FROM DEPORTATION
Republicans vehemently oppose the president's immigration plan but are deeply divided on how to respond.
2. FRESH FALLOUT FROM SEX ASSAULT CLAIMS
NBC scraps a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, and TV Land announces it will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show."
3. HOW MUCH SNOW IS PILING UP IN BUFFALO
With an additional 2 to 3 feet possible, the one-week totals for the Buffalo area will approach the average snowfall for an entire year: 93.6 inches, or close to 8 feet.
4. YEARS BEFORE SNOWDEN, NSA DEBATED SPY PROGRAMS
Some agency execs argued that the surveillance exceeded the NSA's mandate to focus on foreign spying, the AP's Ken Dilanian reports. The dissenters were overruled.
5. HONDURAS BEAUTY QUEEN, SISTER FOUND SHOT TO DEATH
The sister's boyfriend confessed to killing the women, jealous that his girlfriend had danced with another man, police say.
6. TRIAL LIFTS VEIL ON BALTIMORE JAIL
Corrupt guards allowed the state-run detention center to become the undisputed turf of a gang called the Black Guerilla Family, a prosecutor says.
7. WHY DOCTORS ARE ENTHUSED ABOUT STATINS
Using a cholesterol-lowering drug in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades to come, a landmark study determines.
8. BONO'S 'CYCLING SPILL' MORE SERIOUS THAN HIS BANDMATES REPORTED
The U2 singer suffered multiple fractures in the New York City bicycle accident and required two surgeries, a doctor says.
9. WHICH TOYS AREN'T FIT FOR KIDS
The "Catapencil" — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — is among items on a watchdog group's annual list of unsafe playthings.
10. JASON COLLINS SAYS HE'S RETIRING
The NBA's first openly gay player played last season with the Brooklyn Nets, the team he helped to the league Finals in 2002 and 2003.