Here are 5 things you need to know Thursday, according to USA Today.
Obama to seek expansion of overtime pay
President Obama is expected to issue an executive order today designed to force businesses to pay overtime to workers who have been exempted in the past. The order to the Labor Department would restrict the ability of businesses to declare certain employees as "executive, administrative, or professional" in order to avoid paying them for overtime hours.
Car strikes crowd during South by Southwest
Two people have been killed and as many as 23 injured after a car hit a crowd of people outside a nightclub in Austin. The Texan city is playing host to the annual South by Southwest festival.
Google Maps launches 'river view' of Grand Canyon
First there was Street View, and now there's "river view." Today, Google Maps launches a look at 286 miles of the Colorado River, including stunning views of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, as seen from aboard a raft. The project was launched in partnership with American Rivers, a Washington, D.C.-based environmental group. This marks the first time Google Maps has used its street view technology on a major whitewater river in the USA.
Fox makes moves to beef up its Thursday lineup
Starting tonight, the weekly American Idol results show will move an hour later to 9 p.m. ET/PT, taking over the time slot of the low-rated Rake. Another competition show, Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen, will move into Idol's vacated time period (8 p.m. ET/PT) to begin its 12th season. It will open with 20 aspiring chefs split into two teams for a cooking battle, with the winners getting a dinner with Ramsay and the losers cleaning the kitchen.
Harlem gas explosion
Fire officials confirmed early Thursday that the number of people that died in the Harlem gas leak explosion is continuing to rise, with the seven death confirmed overnight.