Our early headlines:
Other stories in the news today:
-- Obama Administration "Developing Penalties For Cybertheft." (The Associated Press)
-- "Office Depot, OfficeMax To Merge To Compete With Staples." (Bloomberg News)
-- "Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson Expected To Plead Guilty;" Accused Of Spending Campaign Cash. (Chicago Tribune)
-- "Brazen Brussels Diamond Heist May Be Among Largest Ever." (MarketWatch)
-- NHL's Chicago Blackhawks "Match Record For Opening Point Streak." (The Associated Press)
Smithonian's Air and Space Museum was the scene of protests on Thursday as part of a national push by fast food workers for higher wages.