Happy Friday. Here's five stories to know about before the weekend hits:
1. Next legal steps in Cleveland kidnapping case: Prosecutors say they will seek additional charges against Ariel Castro, accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive for a decade. Authorities are also weighing whether to pursue the death penalty in the case.
2. Royal visit: The king and queen of Sweden are visiting Philly today. The four-day trip for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of a New Sweden colony. They are expected to tour Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the American Swedish Historical Museum.
3. Swarthmore soft on sex crimes?: Students at Swarthmore College say the school is under-reporting and downplaying cases of sexual assault.
4. Dad Vail: The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate rowing contest in the country, takes place on the Schuylkill River today and Saturday.