10 Things to Know for Friday

By The Associated Press

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

1. U.S. COMPANIES LIKELY HIRED AT MODEST PACE IN MAY

A third straight month of gains underscores the slow but steady nature of the recovery, but the unemployment rate is projected to remain 8.1 percent.

2. OBAMA HEADS TO HEARTLAND FOR VOTES

After touring a Honeywell plant, the president delivers campaign remarks at Bachelor Farmer Restaurant in Minneapolis at 12:10 p.m. and then heads to Chicago for more.

3. SPELL “GUETAPENS”

That’s what Snigdha Nandipati, a 14-year-old from San Diego, did to win the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee.

4. BILL CLINTON SET TO FIRE UP DEMOCRATS

At 10 a.m., the former president will be in Milwaukee just four days ahead of the recall election targeting Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

5. LOOKING BACK ON THE EDWARDS TRIAL

A jury’s refusal to convict the one-time White House hopeful was a rejection of the government’s attempt to make an example of someone in the name of enforcing campaign finance laws.

6. IT’S A SPECTACLE THAT WON’T REPEAT FOR ANOTHER CENTURY

The celestial phenomenon beginning Tuesday, when Venus slowly inches across the face of the sun, likely will not again be witnessed by any of us alive today.

7. BRITONS POISED FOR QUEEN’S JUBILEE

The normal ebb and flow of British life gives way in the next four days to a series of street parties, flotillas, outdoor concerts and finally the appearance of Queen Elizabeth II, who is marking 60 years on the throne.

8. THE FASHION FAUX PAS CAPITAL OF THE U.S.

Travel and Leisure readers deem the residents of Anchorage, Alaska, as the worst dressed in the nation.

9. OLD IS NEW AGAIN AT FAMED DISCO

Set designer John Lee Beatty is tasked with transforming the famed Studio 54′s cellar, turning it into a swanky nightclub and restaurant called 54 Below.

10. CHAMPION BOXER HEADS TO PRISON

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is expected to surrender at 6:45 a.m. and will spend the next three months at a Las Vegas prison for domestic battery.

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