10 things to know for Friday
By the Associated Press
By the Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. MASS SHOOTING AT COLORADO MOVIE THEATER
A gunman opens fire at a suburban Denver movie theater on the opening night of the latest Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 14 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities say.
2. SYRIAN TROOPS SEIZE DAMASCUS NEIGHBORHOOD
Syrian troops regain control of a rebellious neighborhood in Damascus as more than 300 people were reported killed the day before in a sharp escalation of the country's civil war.
3. BULGARIA BOMBING SUSPECT TRIED TO RENT CAR
A man believed to have carried out a suicide attack on a bus full of Israeli vacationers tried to rent a car in the days before the bombing but was turned down because his ID appeared suspicious, a prosecutor says.
4. STUDY FINDS PREDATORY STUDENT LOAN LENDING
The government finds that risky lending caused private student loan debt to balloon in the past decade, leaving many Americans struggling to pay off loans that they can't afford.
5. HOW THAT POTHOLE YOU JUST HIT WAS RECORDED
The city of Boston says a new app uses a smartphone's accelerometer, or motion detector, and GPS to identify and automatically report potholes to authorities.
6. OBAMA, ROMNEY HIT CAMPAIGN TRAIL
The president and his GOP rival resume stump speeches with the former addressing retirees in Fort Myers, Fla., about health care and Medicare at 11:20 a.m. and the latter discussing the economy in Bow, N.H., at 11:10 a.m.
7. MIXED BAG FOR VENTURE FUNDING
Funding by venture capitalists for startups fell 12 percent in the latest quarter but the number of companies getting money in the earliest stages of development reaches the highest level in more than a decade.
8. COCKNEY AND PROUD IN LONDON'S EAST END
With foreigners already making their presence felt for the Summer Olympics, one of the British capital's oldest communities is trying not to get lost in the clamor.
9. OFFICER'S WORK ON CELEB BURGLARY FILM SCRUTINIZED
At noon, a man accused of burglarizing Paris Hilton's home is asking a judge to dismiss the charge because the investigating officer was paid to consult on a film about the case.
10. TIGER IN THE HUNT AT BRITISH OPEN
Tiger Woods begins his second round at 8:43 a.m., a day he begins three shots off the lead of Adam Scott in the season's third major.