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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 5, 2012 at 8:50 AM

10 things to know about Friday

The Associated Press

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

1. US JOBLESS RATE TAKES UNEXPECTED TURN
The U.S. unemployment rate falls to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years.

2. TURKEY SHELLS TARGETS IN SYRIA
Moves on Thursday suggested Turkey is preparing to take a more aggressive stance against Syria.

3. SEARCH IS ON FOR MENINGITIS VICTIMS
Clinics and medical centers around the U.S. rush to contact perhaps thousands of patients who might have received tainted injections for back pain.

4. SAN FRANCISCO ARCHBISHOP JOKES ABOUT DUI ARREST
The new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco assumed office Thursday,  offering self-deprecating jokes about his recent drunken driving arrest.

5. SAFETY OF PARASAILING COMES INTO FOCUS
Victims’ families say tougher regulation and penalties might make it safer, but operators say equipment upgrades and basic maintenance would do the trick.
6. THE MYSTERY BEHIND “REBECCA”
A planned Broadway musical of the psychological thriller based on a 1938 novel collapses amid questions of financial backing, a plot twist that prompts an FBI inquiry.

7. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY GETTING LITTLE SUPPORT
As 34 states fail to meet the law’s conditions, some say it costs too much to implement and others have doubts about how it works.

8. STUDY: FREE BIRTH CONTROL LOWERS ABORTIONS, TEEN BIRTHS
The finding comes as millions of women are beginning to get access to contraception without copays under Obama’s health care law.

9. JAY-Z LAUNCHING YOUTUBE CHANNEL
The rapper will debut Life and Times with the live-streaming of the last of his eight concerts at New York City’s Barclays Center.

10. NFL LOSES ANOTHER UNDEFEATED TEAM
Robert Quinn has three of the Rams’ nine sacks and St. Louis sends the Arizona Cardinals to the ranks of the beaten with a 17-3 victory.

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