10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Oct 03, 2014 6:03 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. FAMILY THAT HOSTED EBOLA PATIENT QUARANTINED

A woman confined to her Dallas apartment after a man infected with Ebola stayed at her home says she never imagined this could happen to her far from disease-ravaged West Africa.

2. WHO MADE A SURPRISE VISIT TO KABUL

Britain's prime minister pledges support for Afghanistan's new president, saying the U.K. is committed to helping Afghans build a more secure and prosperous future, but rules out a return of British combat troops.

3. HONG KONG PROTESTS SHRINK AFTER COMPROMISE

Demonstrators welcome an offer by the territory's leader of talks to defuse the crisis over democratic reforms.

4. CONTROVERSIAL COLORADO HISTORY PLAN STILL ALIVE

Students and parents say they'll renew protests after a suburban Denver school board rejected their calls to back off a proposed review of the Advanced Placement U.S. history course.

5. PRESIDENT HEADS TO INDIANA STEEL PLANT

Obama is putting a manufacturing focus on his revived economic message, calling attention to industrial gains that have helped restore some higher-wage jobs.

6. WHAT'S IN A NAME

"Isis" is part of the name of more than 270 companies and some are deciding to change it, while others are taking a "wait-and-see" approach.

7. WHERE THE FIRST LADY IS OFF TO

Michelle Obama is putting her popularity and influence to the test, trying to help elect Democratic candidates in New England.

8. JPMORGAN CHASE REVEALS SCALE OF DATA BREACH

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

9. MIXED REVIEWS FOR LINDSAY LOHAN'S STAGE DEBUT

Critics in London give a lukewarm welcome to the oft-troubled actress' opening night performance in David Mamet's Hollywood satire "Speed-the Plow."

10. ROYALS ROLL ON

Mike Moustakas' home run in the 11th inning continues Kansas City's late-game magic as the Royals edge the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 in their playoff opener