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10 Things to Know for Today

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

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

Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta.

Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.

Little government response to bombing a year later

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.

Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?

AP Photos: A close-up look at fracking

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver.

Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.

Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

Ordnance rendered safe; Calif. evacuations lifted

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Evacuees from hundreds of homes and businesses in the Central California town of Solvang were returning early Thursday after experts removed a military ordnance found in the town's business district and rendered it safe.

Firetruck plows into California cafe; 15 hurt

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A Monterey Park firetruck heading to a blaze collided with another engine and then plowed into a restaurant, injuring 15 people including six firefighters, authorities said.