People pass by yellow ribbons with messages for missing passengers and victims aboard sunken ferry Sewol near a group memorial altar in Ansan, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. The captain of a ferry that sank earlier this year, leaving more than 300 people dead and shocking South Korea, was given a 36-year prison sentence Tuesday for negligence and abandoning his passengers.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) (AP)

10 Things to Know for Today


November 11, 2014 4:00PM (UTC)

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

1. SOUTH KOREAN FERRY CAPTAIN GETS 36 YEARS IN PRISON

The ship's steward was sentenced in a widely anticipated hearing along with 14 others of his crew.

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2. AT PACIFIC MEETING, OBAMA AND PUTIN SHY AWAY FROM DISAGREEMENTS

The two leaders, who are at odds over many global problems, are all niceties in front of the cameras and are avoiding touchy issues away from the media.

3. IRAQI TV SAYS ARMY RETAKES REFINERY TOWN

Reports claim Iraq's troops have driven out Islamic State militants from Beiji which is home to the country's largest oil facility.

4. ISRAEL HEIGHTENS SECURITY AFTER SERIES OF ATTACKS

Palestinian assailants carry out stabbing attacks in Tel Aviv and the West Bank, killing an Israeli woman and a soldier.

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5. HOW SECURITY AGENTS ARE TRAINING TO PREVENT ANOTHER BENGHAZI

A fantasy Middle Eastern city is set up as a training camp for diplomats who face improvised threats that mimic conditions in dangerous posts.

6. OBAMA HEATS UP DEBATE ON NET NEUTRALITY

The president's push to preserve one of the Internet's building blocks runs counter to what service providers want.

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7. WHERE MARIJUANA BUSINESSES AREN'T SO WELCOME

The booming recreational pot industry is facing pushback from neighboring businesses concerned about crime and image.

8. WHO IS GETTING FREEBIES TODAY

From pancake breakfasts to a free coffee at Starbucks, veterans are being feted on their day with gestures of appreciation from businesses across the U.S.

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9. MEDICAL WORKER WITH EBOLA TO LEAVE NYC HOSPITAL

Dr. Craig Spencer, the only Ebola patient being treated in the United States, has been declared free of the virus.

10. AFTER MONTHS OF WATCHING, LAVA REACHES HAWAII HOME

The molten rock sets a house on fire in the Big Island's isolated and mostly agricultural Puna region.

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