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April 4, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. NORTH KOREA THREATENS NUKE ATTACK ON U.S.

North Korea moved a missile to its east coast after warning it could use "diversified" nuclear weapons. The U.S. deployed an advanced missile defense system to Guam.

2. CONN. PASSES TOUGH GUN LAWS AFTER SCHOOL MASSACRE

The bill going to the governor today adds more than 100 firearms to the assault weapons ban and creates a registry for dangerous offenders.

3. 2 MORE SOUGHT IN PRISON CHIEF'S DEATH

Colorado authorities say the men belong to the same white supremacist gang as Evan Ebel, a suspect in the death of the corrections chief.

4. WARNING SIGNS ABOUT EX-RUTGERS COACH

Mike Rice once knocked out of one of his father's teeth while playing basketball and a former assistant said he was "crazed" about the game.

5.OBAMA'S WALLET GETS THINNER

As a way to share the sacrifice of federal workers, he's going to return 5 percent of his presidential pay.

6. INFAMOUS CRUISE SHIP CORRALLED

The Carnival cruise liner that stranded thousands of passengers for days was torn from its moorings by strong winds.

7. WHAT VIETNAMESE VETS SEE IN SCIENTOLOGY

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange are trying a 25-day vitamin and sauna regime promoted by the church.

8. THE MOST EXPENSIVE DISEASE

Alzheimer's costs up to $215 billion a year to manage, mostly on care to get the afflicted through daily routines.

9. THE PHONE FACEBOOK LIKES

The HTC smartphone being introduced today has new Android technology that deeply integrates the social network.

10. WHY NBC WENT FOR FALLON

The AP's David Bauder says 62-year-old Jay Leno has been around for a long time, while 38-year-old Fallon is up and coming. NBC also gets to move 'Tonight' back to New York.

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