10 Things to Know for Thursday

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 14, 2014 at 8:09 pm •  Published: May 14, 2014
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

1. DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE IN TURKEY MINE

The relentless task of carrying bodies from a coal mine goes on as more than 270 bodies are recovered with 150 miners still missing in the country's deadliest-ever mining accident.

2. WHY TURKEY'S MINES ARE SO DANGEROUS

Researchers say that cultural attitudes toward workplace safety and poor oversight contribute to problems in mining in the country, where 100 deaths a year were reported from 2001-2012.

3. THOUSANDS EVACUATE AS CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES SPREAD

Strong winds and dry conditions fuel several fires in San Diego County, including one in Carlsbad that has burned at least 30 homes.

4. WHERE CHILD LABOR IS BEING SCRUTINIZED

A rights group is pushing the government to protect children on U.S. tobacco farms, claiming they work long hours under hazardous conditions.

5. KENTUCKY SUES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER HEMP SEEDS

Saying it needs to plant its crop, the state's agriculture department sues for the release of 250 pounds of seeds that have been held by customs officials for over a week.

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