5 things you need to know Friday

Up to 13 shot, including 3-year-old, in Chicago

Up to 13 people were shot in Chicago Thursday night, including a 3-year-old, according to various news agencies. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office told a Chicago Sun-Times reporter that no deaths were reported.

Apple's iPhone sales kick off from Beijing to Berlin

Sales of Apple's new iPhone models — the 5s and 5c — began in earnest Friday around the world. Although Apple has yet to release any early numbers on what demand for orders looks like at this stage, the delivery dates for some models in the U.S. — ordered through Apple's U.S. website — are already starting to be pushed back to October.

Dodgers clinch NL West by beating Diamondbacks

Languishing deep in last place three months ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to the playoffs. The Dodgers became the first team to clinch a postseason berth, wrapping up their first NL West title since 2009 when they rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Thursday behind two homers from Hanley Ramirez.

EPA's emission limits require coal plants adopt new tech

Lawsuits are expected to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to limit emissions from new power plants.

'Mommy Merkel' leads Germany quietly, firmly

Dubbed the "Teflon chancellor," Angela Merkel has found a sweet spot in German politics between the right and left. Germans will head to the polls in a federal election on Sunday.


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