10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Posted: Oct 19, 2016 11:42 PM
10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

1. TRUMP REFUSES TO SAY HE WILL ACCEPT ELECTION RESULTS

The Republican's stance threatens a fundamental pillar of American democracy, and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton declared his resistance "horrifying."

2. WHAT INDIANA'S ELECTION CHIEF NOW SAYS ABOUT VOTER FRAUD

Many of the thousands of altered registration forms she flagged for potential voter fraud might just be the typical practice of residents rushing to correct their names or birth dates ahead of Election Day.

3. HOW LONG THE BATTLE FOR MOSUL COULD LAST

The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East says the fight against well-prepared Islamic State extremists could take months.

4. IRAQI SPECIAL FORCES JOIN OFFENSIVE AGAINST IS

An Iraqi general says elite Counterterrorism Forces are expected to lead the way into Mosul, where they will face fierce resistance in an urban landscape.

5. CLEVELAND ROCKS AS INDIANS ADVANCE TO WORLD SERIES

The team gets past Toronto and is one step closer to ending a title drought that dates to 1948, baseball's second-longest.

6. WHY ASSANGE IS AT ODDS WITH ECUADOR

The WikiLeaks founder finds himself in conflict with his protectors as the group's latest dump targeting Clinton runs afoul of the South American nation's goal of warming up to Washington.

7. WHICH NBA STAR WAS CLEARED IN COURT

The Knicks' Derrick Rose, in a lawsuit that accused him and two friends of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.

8. WELLS FARGO UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IN CALIFORNIA

The state's attorney general is investigating whether the San Francisco-based bank committed false impersonation and identity theft in a sales practices scandal.

9. EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY LOSES CONTACT WITH MARS PROBE

Signs are "not good" for Schiaparelli, which was meant to test technology for a future European robotic mission to Mars and part of a larger international mission to hunt for life on the planet.

10. CO-FOUNDER OF ROCK, ELECTRIC BLUES LABEL DIES

Chess Records' Phil Chess, who helped shape pop music by releasing works by Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Etta James and Ike Turner, dies at 95.