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November 15, 2013

AP's 10 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. HOUSE GETS ITS SAY ON HEALTH CARE CANCELLATIONS

Republicans are pushing ahead with their plan to permit companies to continue to sell the plans to new customers as well as existing ones.

2. ‘IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, NOTHING IS FAST ENOUGH’

Philippines Interior Secretary Mar Roxas defends his government’s efforts to deliver assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

3. WHY YELLEN BELIEVES FED SHOULDN’T RAISE INTEREST RATES

During her confirmation hearing, she says the U.S. economy is still too vulnerable to absorb an increase.

4. PA. NEWSPAPER APOLOGIZES FOR DISSING GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg says it was wrong in November 1863 when it described President Abraham Lincoln’s speech as “silly remarks.”

5. WHAT’S CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF NUCLEAR WATCHDOGS

Iran has slowed the pace of its uranium enrichment program, a possibly hopeful sign in advance of negotiations over the nation’s nuclear activities.

6. CHRIS BROWN OUT OF REHAB

The singer entered an LA facility voluntarily after being arrested last month and will continue outpatient treatment for anger issues, his representative says.

7. WHERE DOGS COME FROM

A large DNA study suggests man’s best friend originated in Europe some 19,000 to 32,000 years ago.

8. DON’T SPEND YOUR THANKSGIVING SAVINGS ALL IN ONE PLACE

The average Turkey Day dinner will cost $49.04, about 44 cents less this year than it did in 2012.

9. GAME CONSOLES VIE FOR SPOTS ON MOST-WANTED LISTS

New PlayStation and Xbox models are being released into a much changed digital entertainment landscape.

10. WHO MIGHT GET BACK INTO THE POOL

Swimmer Michael Phelps rejoins the U.S. drug testing program, a sign that the most decorated athlete in Olympic history might be headed for Rio.

 

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