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. WHAT’S UPPING PRESSURE ON DEBATE MODERATORS

The rough reception given NBC’s Matt Lauer for moderating a presidential campaign event ignites a discussion on whether it’s a journalist’s role to call out politicians on lies.

2. HOSTAGE RESCUE ATTEMPT COMES UP EMPTY

Special ops forces launched a rescue mission to retrieve two men kidnapped by insurgents in Afghanistan last month, but the hostages were not there when the rescuers arrived, U.S. defense officials say.

3. WHY THERE’S GLIMMER OF HOPE IN MIDEAST

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says Israeli and Palestinian leaders have agreed “in principle” to meet in Moscow for peace talks.

4. WELLS FARGO FINED $185 MILLION

Regulators say the San Francisco-based bank opened millions of additional accounts for customers without authorization in an effort to meet aggressive sales goals.

5. WHOSE NUMBERS ARE SLIPPING

The population growth of U.S. Latinos has slowed considerably because of lower immigration and declining birth rates, a study shows.

6. CALIFORNIA DOUBLES DOWN ON COMBATING GLOBAL WARMING

Gov. Jerry Brown extends the most ambitious climate change law in the nation by another 10 years.

7. WHERE TOURISTS MET UNFORESEEN OBSTACLE

A series of cable cars stops working at high altitude over the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps, prompting a major rescue operation and leaving 45 people trapped in mid-air overnight.

8. ASTEROID-SAMPLER BEGINS 7-YEAR MISSION

NASA launches a spacecraft to chase down an asteroid and, in what will be a U.S. first, scoop up some dust and gravel for delivery back to Earth.

9. TIM TEBOW SIGNS BASEBALL CONTRACT

Having flopped with the New York Jets, he’ll try to revive his career as an outfielder with the Mets.

10. NFL KICKS OFF WITH SUPER BOWL REMATCH

The 2016 season starts the same way the last one ended, with the Denver Broncos tangling with the Carolina Panthers.

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