Around the world: 10 things to know for Thursday

The Associated Press Updated: June 6, 2013 at 8:23 am • Published: June 6, 2013 0

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

1. U.S. TRACKING TELEPHONE RECORDS OF MILLIONS

A top secret court order required one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies to give the National Security Agency information on all telephone calls in its system. NSA-PHONE RECORDS

2. OBAMA DEFIES CRITICS WITH SECURITY PICK

The president chose UN Ambassador Susan Rice as his national security adviser after senators who said she misled the nation about Benghazi blocked her nomination to become Secretary of State. OBAMA-NATIONAL SECURITY

3. DEMOLITION QUESTIONED AT DEADLY BUILDING COLLAPSE

Philadelphia neighbors had watched with growing concern for weeks about safety issues at the site before the building fell down, killing at least six people and injuring a dozen. BUILDING COLLAPSE

4. JUDGE RULES FOR 10-YEAR-OLD DYING GIRL

But the decision to move the critically ill child up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant troubled medical ethicists. LUNG TRANSPLANT-PENNSYLVANIA

5. SOLDIER'S EXPLANATION FOR AFGHANISTAN SLAUGHTER

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales told a judge there was "not a good reason in this world for why I did the horrible things I did" before pleading guilty to the 2012 killings. AFGHANISTAN-MASSACRE

6. HOPE FOR BETTER KOREA RELATIONS

North and South Korea agreed to talks on reopening a jointly run factory complex after weeks of nuclear tensions strained the nations. KOREAS-TENSION

7. PLAN SCRAPPED TO ALLOW SMALL KNIVES ON PLANES

TSA Administrator John Pistole tells the AP that "there was not across-the-board support" after an outcry over ending the post-9/11 ban. KNIVES ON PLANES

8. HOW THE POWERBALL WINNER GOT LUCKY

Gloria C. Mackenzie said another person let the 84-year-old widow let her jump one spot in line at a Florida supermarket. The favor gave her the $590 million record jackpot. POWERBALL WINNER FLORIDA

9. WHY MICHAEL JACKSON'S DAUGHTER WENT TO THE HOSPITAL

Fire officials said they transported someone in 15-year-old Paris Jackson's neighborhood for a possible overdose; her spokesman said she is getting "appropriate" medical care. PEOPLE-PARIS JACKSON

10. A-ROD UNFAZED BY MLB CONTROVERSY

The three-time MVP is rehabbing his surgically repaired hip and plans to return after the All-Star break while an investigation of performance-enhancing drugs swirls around him. YANKEES-A-ROD'S FUTURE

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