Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
1. GULF STORM IS POTENTIAL THREAT FOR HEAVY RAIN THIS WEEKEND: The Florida Division of Emergency Management urges residents and visitors in Central and South Florida to stay alert and use caution on area roadways as a storm system in the Gulf of Mexico brings the potential threat for heavy rainfall through early next week.
2. CAN'T BEAT THE HEAT: LeBron James is a world champion, and the Miami Heat have climbed to the top of NBA.
3. MOODY'S LOWERS CREDIT RATINGS ON BIG BANKS: The ratings agency is concerned if Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs and others are able to repay their debts during times of crisis.
4. OBAMA TO ADDRESS LATINO LEADERS DAY AFTER ROMNEY: The president was to speak to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on Friday near Orlando, his first speech to a Hispanic group since he decreed that many young illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children would be exempted from deportation and granted work permits valid for two years.
5. SANDUSKY DELIBERATIONS ENTER SECOND DAY: As jurors deliberated for more than eight hours on charges Jerry Sandusky sexually abused 10 boys over a 15-year period, new accusations of abuse were leveled against the former Penn State assistant coach by a pair of new accusers, including his adopted son.
6. 2 BOMBS KILL AT LEAST 14 IN BUSY BAGHDAD MARKET: Authorities in Iraq say 14 people are dead and more than 100 wounded in a double bombing at a busy market in a Shiite neighborhood of northeastern Baghdad.
7. TALIBAN STORM AFGHAN HOTEL, KILL AT LEAST 17: Heavily armed Taliban insurgents killed 17 people — most of them civilians — in an attack Friday on a lakeside hotel just north of Kabul, Afghan officials said.
8. PAKISTAN'S NEW PRIME MINISTER: Pakistan's ruling party named a new candidate for prime minister who was expected to be approved by parliament later Friday, setting the stage for what is likely to be a short and turbulent premiership.
9. FLORIDA DEPUTIES TASE, ARREST OUT-OF-CONTROL NAKED MAN WHO BITES: Manatee County deputies used multiple Tasers to subdue and arrest an out-of-control naked man who authorities say severely bit the arm of another man.
10. WHO KILLED STUMPY? Authorities in the Florida Panhandle want to know who killed a 3-legged alligator in a state park.