10 Things to Know for Today (11.12.13)
1. WHY BEST-LAID PLANS FAILED IN THE PHILIPPINES
Some 800,000 people were evacuated ahead of the typhoon - but many evacuation centers proved to be no protection against the 147 mph winds and rising water.
2. ISLANDS TOO OFTEN IN HARM'S WAY
Half the storms on an informal list of the strongest ones to hit land in the 20th and 21st centuries ended up striking the Philippines, an expert says.
3. FINGER-POINTING FOLLOWS BREAKDOWN OF IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS
Kerry blames the Iranians for backing away from a deal. Iran blames Kerry for "conflicting statements" that undermined the process.
4. WHERE SYRIAN REBELS ARE FINDING REINFORCEMENTS
Recruitment is banned at the sprawling Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan - but an AP reporter found members of the opposition overtly seeking new fighters there.
5. AMERICA SALUTES ITS VETERANS
In one of many such observances, two of the original Tuskegee Airmen join Washington, D.C., leaders for a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony.
6. AMAZON SECURES ITEM ON SHOPPING LIST
The online site reaches a long-sought deal with the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday package delivery.
7. HOW ECONOMIES ARE RECOVERING
While the world's biggest economies are showing signs of growth, it's mostly because of the extraordinary aid being supplied by central banks.
8. EUROPEAN SATELLITE BREAKS UP, SPLASHES HARMLESSLY INTO SOUTHERN ATLANTIC
That keeps a streak alive: Space junk is not believed to have ever injured anyone or caused significant property damage.
9. SHOOT-'EM-UPS AIMED AT YOUNGER AUDIENCES
Gun violence in PG-13 movies has rivaled the frequency of such violence in R-rated movies, and actually surpassed it in 2012, a study says.
10. HOW DOLPHINS FARED AFTER MARTIN SCANDAL
Playing for the first time since bullying allegations, Miami lost to Tampa Bay 22-19, giving the Buccaneers their first win of the season.
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