Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. SAN BERNARDINO GUNMAN’S FRIEND CHARGED WITH TERROR COUNTS
Enrique Marquez Jr. allegedly helped Syed Farook plan attacks that were never carried out against a major freeway and a local college — both designed to maximize casualties.
2. PUTIN CALLS TRUMP ‘BRIGHT AND TALENTED’
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For Trump, the feeling’s mutual. “It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond,” he says.
3. EXEC WHO JACKED UP PRICE OF LIFESAVING DRUG IS ARRESTED
Martin Shkreli, 32, is led away in handcuffs by the FBI on fraud charges unrelated to his company’s fiftyfold price hike for a medicine called Daraprim.
4. WHAT’S FRUSTRATING HARRY REID
The Senate Democratic leader tells the AP his party has tried everything to get gun control legislation through Congress — and still keeps losing to the NRA.
5. US, CUBA STRIKE TRAVEL DEAL
The agreement will allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day between the U.S. and the island.
6. WHY TOY MAKERS LOVE ‘STAR WARS’
The movie franchise has been the biggest property the toy industry has even seen — “by billions,” an expert says.
7. ASH CARTER ADMITS IMPROPER USE OF PERSONAL EMAIL ACCOUNT
Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says his panel will review the defense secretary’s emails to make sure no sensitive information was compromised.
8. ISRAEL, TURKEY TAKE STEPS TO NORMALIZE TIES
Relations between the two countries broke down in 2010 after an Israeli naval raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla that killed eight Turkish citizens.
9. ‘CONCUSSION’ MOVIE SUBJECT REPROACHED FOR EXAGGERATIONS ABOUT CTE
Contrary to claims he has made for years, forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu neither discovered the brain disease linked to football injuries nor did he name it, the AP has determined.
10. WHO’S OUT OF COVETED SOCCER JOB
Coach Jose Mourinho is fired after Chelsea stumbles to the worst-ever start for a defending champion team in the English Premier League.