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Michelle Knight listens as Ariel Castro speaks during the sentencing phase Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.  Knight was the first woman abducted Castro in 2002  and made a victim's statement at the sentencing. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

10 things to know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. VICTIM’S WORDS FOR CLEVELAND KIDNAPPER “I spent 11 years in hell,” Michelle Knight says at Ariel Castro’s […]

08/02/2013

Pope Francis visits with journalists during the papal flight direct to Rio de Janeiro, Monday, July 22, 2013.  Francis, the 76-year-old Argentine who became the church's first pontiff from the Americas in March, returns to the embrace of Latin America to preside over the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day festival.  During his flight from Rome, Francis warned about youth unemployment in some countries in the double digits, telling about 70 journalists aboard the papal plane that there is a "risk of having a generation that hasn't worked." He said, "Young people at this moment are in crisis." (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

PHOTOS: Francis begins first trip home as pope

Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro to begin a weeklong visit to participate in the World Youth Day festival. After making a no-frills flight on a charter jet from Italy on Monday, the pontiff […]

07/23/2013

This Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 file photo shows an Italian firefighter is lowered from a helicopter onto the grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)

Italy: 5 convicted for Costa Concordia shipwreck

GROSSETO, Italy (AP) — Five employees of an Italian cruise company were convicted Saturday of manslaughter in the Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32 people, receiving sentences of less than three years that lawyers for […]

07/21/2013

In this image from video made available by NASA, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, right, describes the water in his helmet on the Tuesday, July 16, 2013 spacewalk with U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy, right, during a news conference with U.S. astronaut Karen Nyberg on the International Space Station on Thursday, July 13, 2013. (AP Photo/NASA)

Astronaut with flooded helmet felt like goldfish

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now he knows what it’s like to be a goldfish in a fishbowl. Two days after his helmet flooded during a spacewalk, astronaut Luca Parmitano relived the experience Thursday, describing […]

07/18/2013

In this image provided by NASA Tuesday July 16, 2013, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, Expedition 36 flight engineer, participates in a spacewalk as work continues on the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA still perplexed by astronaut’s flooded helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The spacewalking astronaut who came close to drowning in a flooded helmet searched for clues in his spacesuit Wednesday, in hopes of understanding the unprecedented water leak. Engineers in Houston, […]

07/17/2013

In this image from video made available by NASA, astronauts discuss the aborted spacewalk aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA aborts spacewalk due to water leak in helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station on Tuesday because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut’s helmet that drenched his eyes, nose and mouth. The leak […]

07/16/2013

34th America's Cup - San Francisco logo (AP Image)

Kiwis rout Italians in 1st real race

The first real race of the America’s Cup challenger series was a runaway for Emirates Team New Zealand on Saturday even before it hit the starting line on San Francisco Bay. Kiwi skipper Dean Barker […]

07/13/2013

Former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (AP Photo)

Berlusconi convicted in sex-for-hire trial

MILAN (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s flamboyant former premier, was sentenced to seven years in prison and banned from politics for life Monday for paying an underage prostitute for sex during infamous “bunga bunga” parties […]

06/24/2013

James J. "Whitey" Bulger, alleged racketeer, booking photograph obtained by WBUR 90.9 - NPR Radio Boston. (AP Photo)

Bulger, Gandolfini: Mob makes headlines this week

The death in Italy of James Gandolfini, who played Mafia boss Tony Soprano on the popular HBO show “The Sopranos,” was part of an unusual convergence of mob-related news making headlines this week. Here’s a […]

06/19/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” helped create one of TV’s greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, […]

06/19/2013

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