10 Things to Know for Friday

May 18, 2012 10:16:50 AM PDT
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times EDT):

  1. WALL STREET TO DECIDE HOW MUCH IT `LIKES' FACEBOOK IPO

    The social networking site's stock is set to begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market, the day after it raised $16 billion in an initial public offering that valued the company at $104 billion.

  2. OBAMA TO TOUT $3 BILLION PLEDGE FOR FOOD SECURITY

    At 10:15 a.m., the president is set to announce the private sector pledges aimed at alleviating hunger in Africa and urge the world's biggest economies to make good on their own financial promises.

  3. SECOND CITY BRACES FOR EXPECTED PROTESTS

    Thousands of anti-NATO demonstrators are expected to converge at a downtown Chicago plaza for a rally that promises to be a prelude to a much larger march Sunday, when world leaders begin two days of talks.

  4. NEW FRENCH PRESIDENT MAY NOT TELL OBAMA WHAT HE WANTS TO HEAR

    At 11 a.m., Francois Hollande visits the White House and plans to announce a pullout of all French combat troops from Afghanistan by year's end.

  5. HOUSE POISED TO VOTE ON DEFENSE SPENDING

    Final passage this afternoon is expected for the $642 billion bill for the fiscal year 2013 that includes funding the war in Afghanistan and deciding the fate of detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

  6. EDWARDS' FATE IN HANDS OF JURORS

    At 9 a.m., deliberations are expected to begin over six counts of campaign finance fraud that could send former presidential candidate to prison for up to 30 years.

  7. EVIDENCE IN THE TRAYVON MARTIN KILLING A MIXED BAG

    More than 200 pages of photos and eyewitness accounts released by prosecutors show that George Zimmerman and the unarmed teen were in a loud and bloody fight in the moments leading up to the shooting.

  8. FILIPINO CHRISTIAN GROUP PROTESTS LADY GAGA SHOWS

    Rally calls for the pop diva's shows here to be canceled despite assurances from authorities that they won't allow nudity or lewd acts.

  9. G8 MEETINGS SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

    The leaders of eight of the world's biggest economies will meet outside Washington, seeking to keep Europe's debt crisis from spiraling out of control and jeopardizing fledgling recoveries in the U.S. and elsewhere.

  10. DWYANE WADE LOSES COOL IN HEAT LOSS

    The Miami star lashes out in frustration at coach Erik Spoelstra during the worst playoff game of his career, a 94-75 loss to Indiana in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.


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