Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. KERRY TALKS TOUGH ON SYRIA
The secretary of state rejects a Syrian pledge to turn over information rather than Damascus' chemical weapons.
2. BLAZE STRIKES AT HEART OF SANDY-HIT TOWN
A massive fire engulfs dozens of businesses along an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk that spread from Seaside Park, N.J., to Seaside Heights.
3. COLORADO FLOODING ISOLATES TOWNS
Heavy rains send water cascading down mountainsides, cutting off remote towns, forcing the University of Colorado to close and leaving at least three dead.
4. AMERICAN JIHADI SLAIN
A jihadist from Alabama who liked to rap and was on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list was killed by al-Qaida-linked rivals in Somalia.
5. HOW TWITTER CAN AVOID HOOPLA WITH IPO
The popular short messaging service was able seal its filing with the SEC because it made less than $1 billion in revenue its last fiscal year.
6. VOYAGER 1 CHECKS OUT OF SOLAR SYSTEM
Launched 36 years ago, the spacecraft escapes the sun's influence and is now cruising 11 1/2 billion miles away in interstellar space.
7. WHY WOMEN ARE GETTING HIRED FASTER
Women make up a larger share of workers in fields that have been hiring — retail, health care, restaurants and hotels.
8. WHY LOW-WAGE WORKERS ARE SMILING
California's minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill that is all but certain to head to Gov. Jerry Brown.
9. "FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES"
Passengers reported buying tickets for $5 to $10 before United Airlines shut down the bookings on its website and phone centers.
10. SNEDEKER OUT FRONT AT BMW
Defending FedEx Cup champion Brandt Snedeker cards an 8-under 63 to lead the third leg of the PGA Tour playoffs.