10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Oct 09, 2014 5:58 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. US ADDS EXTRA LEVEL OF AIRPORT SCREENING FOR EBOLA

About 150 travelers a day will have their temperatures checked using no-touch thermometers, and health officials expect false alarms from fevers due to malaria.

2. CHILDREN ORPHANED, OSTRACIZED BY EBOLA

At least 3,700 kids across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have lost one or more parents to the disease. Many of them are left to fend for themselves and continue to live inside infected houses.

3. US, ALLIES CONTINUE AIR CAMPAIGN IN BESIEGED SYRIAN TOWN

The coalition pounds positions of the Islamic State group in Kobani in some of the most intensive strikes so far, a Kurdish official and an activist group say.

4. TURKEY, KURD TENSIONS WORRY US IN FIGHT FOR KOBANI

Washington fears that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense against extremists trying to take over the Syrian border town.

5. OFF-DUTY OFFICER OPENS FIRE, KILLS MAN IN ST. LOUIS

Hours after the accident, a crowd gathers at the scene, shouting "Hands up, don't shoot" in reference to Michael Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson.

6. WHICH SECRET SERVICE CHANGES LAWMAKERS MULL

Key members of Congress weigh breaking up the agency and yanking it from the Homeland Security Department.

7. KASHMIR ROCKED BY VIOLENCE WORST IN YEARS

The fierce trading of mortar shells and gunfire that began Sunday night marks the most serious violation of a 2003 cease-fire accord brokered between India and Pakistan.

8. WHO PUTS WEDDING PLANS ON HOLD

Gay couples in Las Vegas are disappointed as county clerks turn them away amid a flurry of conflicting court decisions over same-sex marriage.

9. WHAT POLICE FIND IN BARRACKS SHOOTING PROBE

A journal left by ambush suspect Eric Frein provides a "cold-blooded and absolutely chilling account" of the night he allegedly opened fire outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks.

10. NEW AT THE POT SHOP

Recreational marijuana sellers reach out to novice cannabis users with a raft of edible products that impart a milder buzz, including the "Rookie Cookie."