10 Things to Know for Friday

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Posted: Oct 02, 2014 9:01 PM
10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. CIRCLE OF PEOPLE POSSIBLY EXPOSED TO EBOLA WIDENS

Texas health officials are reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have had direct contact with the U.S. Ebola patient.

2. OBAMA WADES INTO MIDTERM CAMPAIGN

Speaking in Illinois, the president offers a lengthy defense of his policies, from bailing out the auto industry to his health care law.

3. JPMORGAN CHASE REVEALS SCALE OF DATA BREACH

A cyberattack this summer compromised customer information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the bank announces.

4. WHO'S OFFERING AN OLIVE BRANCH

Hong Kong's embattled leader says he won't step down — as student protesters demand — but he's willing to hold talks.

5. TURKISH PARLIAMENT OKS LARGER ROLE IN FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE EXTREMISTS

The country's government, though, has yet to define what that expanded role might be.

6. FEDERAL COURT OKS ABORTION RESTRICTIONS IN TEXAS

The ruling will allow the state to enforce a new law that would close more than a dozen abortion facilities.

7. HEROIN DEATHS UP SHARPLY IN US

Heroin overdoses have doubled in just two years, the government says in a report based on data from 28 states.

8. HOW NETFLIX IS BIDDING TO UPEND MOVIE BUSINESS

Adam Sandler has signed a deal to star in and produce four films — all of which will premiere exclusively on Netflix.

9. MARRIED STARS OF 'REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY' SENTENCED

A judge orders prison time for Teresa Giudice and her husband for, among other things, hiding assets from bankruptcy creditors.

10. WHAT BONUS CAME WITH GOLD MEDAL

By beating North Korea for the men's soccer title at the Asia Games, South Korea's players will be exempt from mandatory military service.