10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Oct 08, 2014 6:07 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. SYRIAN RIGHTS GROUPS CALL ON WORLD TO SAVE KOBANI

The dramatic appeal comes after Islamic State fighters pushed into parts of the town located on the Syria-Turkish border.

2. WHAT U.S. EBOLA TRAINING FOCUSES ON

Physicians practice how to safely put on and take off white suits and helmets to avoid breaches in health workers' protective gear which have contributed to the virus spread in West Africa.

3. NOBEL IN CHEMISTRY REVEALED

The prize goes to Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."

4. PRESSURE RISING IN KERRY NUCLEAR TALKS WITH IRAN

America's top diplomat plunges back into Iranian nuclear talks with one eye on his adversary and the other on developments at home.

5. LAS VEGAS CHAPELS READY FOR GAY WEDDINGS

The city's Marriage License Bureau is expected to issue licenses for same-sex couples starting at 2 p.m. (5 p.m. EDT) Wednesday.

6. MYANMAR TRIES TO ERASE ROHINGYA NAME

The government tries to compel residents of the country's only Muslim-majority region who refuse to register with immigration officials to identify themselves as illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

7. WHY WAREHOUSE WORKERS TAKE AMAZON TO COURT

The justices will decide if the company's two former staffers should be compensated for time spent in security screenings under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

8. WHO QUESTIONS HONG KONG PROTESTS

Typically middle-class, middle-aged and proudly pragmatic, Hong Kongers who call themselves the "silent majority" bristle at the notion that the teenagers and 20-somethings camping out on the streets represent the former British colony.

9. GEITHNER GRILLED OVER AIG BAILOUT

The former New York Federal Reserve chief is due back in court in a trial of a lawsuit filed by the insurance giant's former CEO over the handling of the rescue.

10. ISRAELI LIBRARY OWNS PRIZED COLLECTION

Among its treasures are Kafka's Hebrew vocabulary notebook, the first written evidence of the Yiddish language and Bibles smuggled out of Syria by the Mossad.