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10 things to know for Thursday

Posted: 04/03/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday.

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Worker missing after cruise ship breaks away

Posted: 04/03/2013 - U.S. Coast Guard officials are searching for a missing shipyard worker after a disabled Carnival Cruise ship broke free from its mooring in Mobile, Ala.

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Great Lakes levels below normal next 6 months

Posted: 04/03/2013 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes levels probably will remain below average for the next six months but won't set records unless the weather is unusually dry.

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Obama to return 5 percent of salary to Treasury

Updated: 04/03/2013 - The White House says President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in light of automatic spending cuts that have led to furloughs for thousands of federal workers.

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US-Canada border shooting suspect in custody

Posted: 04/03/2013 - Police in Abbotsford, British Columbia, say a man suspected of shooting at U.S. Border Patrol agents Tuesday near Sumas was arrested at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday across the border at a residence in Abbotsford.

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US yanks Cairo embassy Twitter feed

Posted: 04/03/2013 - The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has at least temporarily shut down its Twitter feed following an unusual diplomatic incident involving "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart and the Egyptian government.

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WVU Alzheimer's research to move into human trials

Posted: 04/03/2013 - The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute says its research into Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases will move into human clinical trials in the next few years.

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Scientists find hint of dark matter from cosmos

Updated: 04/03/2013 - A $2 billion experiment on the International Space Station is on the verge of explaining one of the more mysterious building blocks of the universe: The dark matter that helps hold the cosmos together.

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Michelle Obama challenges kids with lunch contest

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Children from across the nation will rub elbows with Michelle Obama and dine off fine china in the East Room of the White House this summer as part of a contest to promote healthy eating.

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Rutgers, Pernetti fire Rice after video release

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Rutgers has fired basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice.

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Paducah nuclear plant avoids layoffs for now

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Employees at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant will still have jobs in 60 days as United States Enrichment Corporation officials continue discussions regarding future operations.

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Louisville actress' schedule too tight for parade

Updated: 04/03/2013 - The head of the Kentucky Derby Festival says Academy Award-winning actress and Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence has a standing invitation to be grand marshal of the annual Pegasus Parade. But it won't be this year. She's too busy.

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80th anniversary of first Everest flight marked

Updated: 04/03/2013 - The grandson of one of the first men to fly over Mount Everest says he marked the 80th anniversary of the pioneering flight by flying to the world's highest mountain.

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Obama pushes gun control in CO

Updated: 04/03/2013 - President Barack Obama travels to Colorado today to step up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers and at least a vote in Congress on an assault weapons ban and limits on large-capacity ammunition magazines.

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Scientists: China bird virus likely silent threat

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Scientists taking a first look at the genetics of the bird flu strain that recently killed two men in China say the virus could be harder to track than its better-known cousin H5N1 because it might be able to spread silently among poultry without notice.

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