10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Posted: Mar 11, 2015 9:00 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. FERGUSON'S POLICE CHIEF RESIGNS

Thomas Jackson had resisted calls to step down over his handling of the shooting of Michael Brown and the sometimes-violent protests that followed.

2. FRESH EMBARRASSMENT FOR SECRET SERVICE

Two senior agents are accused of crashing a car into a White House security barrier, reportedly after a night of drinking.

3. WHAT'S TROUBLING ABOUT IRAN'S FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE GROUP

Once the extremists are vanquished, the U.S. fears that Tehran-backed militias could undermine efforts to unify Iraq.

4. TEXAS RUNNING OUT OF EXECUTION DRUG

The injection of a condemned hit man leaves the state with enough pentobarbital to carry out only one more execution.

5. HOW ACTIVISTS AIM TO PUSH FOR KOREAN REUNIFICATION

Gloria Steinem and other prominent women intend to walk across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.

6. SIGNS POINT TO BAD WEATHER AS CAUSE OF BLACK HAWK CRASH IN FLORIDA

A second military helicopter, encountering the same heavy fog, turned back safely before the wreck that killed 11.

7. WHY US GOVERNMENT IS SUING DIRECTV

The nation's biggest satellite TV provider allegedly hid fees to trick consumers into buying its service.

8. LATEST TO BAN 'SELFIE STICKS': VERSAILLES PALACE, BRITAIN'S NATIONAL GALLERY

The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they're an annoyance and potentially dangerous.

9. WRITER-DIRECTOR OF 'STILL ALICE' DIES AT 63

Richard Glatzer battled ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, while making the acclaimed film. For playing the leading role, Julianne Moore won a best actress Oscar.

10. NOW BATTING (AND MORE): WILL FERRELL

The comedian plans to play every position while appearing in five Arizona spring training games on Thursday.