Good morning: 15+ things to know for Thursday

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

1. WHY NORTH KOREA'S ROCKET MAY NOT BE A THREAT YET: Experts say North Korea is still years away from developing nuclear missiles that could hit targets.

2. SYRIA'S CLOSEST ALLY SAYS ASSAD IS LOSING CONTROL: Russia's deputy foreign minister says the opposition may win the civil war.

3. WHAT OREGON MALL SHOOTING SUSPECT SAID ON FACEBOOK: "I may be young but I have lived one crazy life so far," Jacob Tyler Roberts wrote.

4. CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY 2.0: Legends from Paul McCartney to The Who sang to benefit Sandy victims, repeating performances from a 9/11 concert in 2001.

5. INTERN IN U.S. SENATOR'S OFFICE ARRESTED: Federal officials say the 18-year-old Peruvian is in the country illegally — and is a registered sex offender.

6. BANNING CYBERSTALKING APPS: A Senate committee is expected to approve legislation that would outlaw apps that track people's movements through their cell phones.

7. HOW THE PRINCESS' NURSE DIED: A coroner says Jacintha Saldanha, who answered a hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge, was found hanging in her room.

8. AN AILING PRESIDENT: Venezuela's government says President Hugo Chavez may not recover from cancer surgery in time for his inauguration in January.

9. THE MOST QUAKE-PRONE TOWN: More than 170 tremors were felt in five weeks in Navidad on the Chilean coast.

10. HOW A FAN BUILT A HOUSE FOR BILBO BAGGINS: Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's "Hobbit" books, a lifelong fan's Pennsylvania cottage uses 18th-century stone and a Spanish cedar, iron-hinged door.



1. ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE GURU McAFEE ARRIVES IN MIAMI: Antivirus software guru John McAfee is released by Guatemalan authorities and flies to Miami. Authorities in Belize want to question him in the death of a neighbor.

2. CASEWORKER STABBED TO DEATH: Police said an ex-con with a history of violence inexplicably chased a Florida health care caseworker down the street, stabbing her to death with a butcher knife.

3. RILYA WILSON TRIAL WRAPPING THIRD WEEK: The third week of testimony is wrapping up in the murder trial of the caretaker of missing South Florida foster child Rilya Wilson.

Jurors on Wednesday were played a video of defendant Geralyn Graham's 2002 interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."

4. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT RATE INCREASE CONSIDERED: Regulators are considering a proposed Florida Power & Light Co. base rate settlement with three groups of commercial customers. It could mean a typical residential customer's bill rising by $10 a month over four years.

5. TOBACCO VERDICT OVERTURNED: A Florida appellate court is ordering a new trial after reversing an ailing former smoker's $39 million judgment against tobacco company Philip Morris USA. The judges ruled a Broward County jury was unduly swayed by Cindy Naugle's poor health and the refusal of Philip Morris to admit past wrongdoing.

TODAY AND EVERY DAY: Click here for links to recent arrest reports and mug shots in Collier and Lee counties.

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