Smoke billows from the site of an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue))
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 9:07 pm
10 Things to Know for Thursday
By The Associated Press
1. ISRAEL, HAMAS DECLARE TRUCE
The deal includes an agreement to open all border crossings with the Gaza Strip, including the important Rafah crossing with Egypt.
2. A NEW ROLE FOR EGYPT'S PRESIDENT
With the Gaza cease-fire deal, the Islamist leader who once refused to talk to Israelis has emerged as their de facto protector.
3. WHEN BLACK `FRIDAY' SALES BEGIN
Sears, Toys R Us and other stores are opening on Thanksgiving evening to grab those who want to shop after their turkey dinner.
4. WHO WON'T BE RETURNING TO CONGRESS
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned, citing his ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder and admitting "my share of mistakes."
5. THE SURPRISING RESULT OF MAMMOGRAMS
The tests have led to overtreatment of breast cancer, while doing little to curb deadly instances of the disease, a study finds.
6. WHICH COUNTRIES ARE SUPPORTING CONGO REBELS
Rwandan military is commanding the M23 force, and Uganda is providing more subtle backing, a new U.N. report says.
7. A DISEASE'S LINK TO CRIME
People with ADHD are four to seven times more likely to break the law than others, a study found.
8. THE MOTIVE BEHIND A MONKEY KILLING
A prosecutor says a man was trying to steal the primate from an Idaho zoo when the animal bit him and he clubbed it with a tree branch.
9. LACK OF RAIN IN U.S. TAKES TOLL
A report shows that 60.1 percent of the lower 48 states are in some form of drought.
10. WHAT WON'T BE SERVED FOR DINNER
Obama pardoned two turkeys, Cobbler and Gobbler, saying: "the only cobbler anyone's eating this Thanksgiving will come with a side of ice cream."