10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Posted: May 06, 2015 9:04 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. POLLS SUGGEST BRITISH ELECTION TOO CLOSE TO CALL

Neither the Conservatives nor Labour look likely to win a majority of House of Commons seats — meaning small parties could play a major role in determining who governs.

2. NETANYAHU FORMS NEW GOVERNMENT

The 11th-hour deal clinches a slim parliamentary majority and averts an embarrassing scenario that would have forced the Israeli prime minister from office.

3. NFL INVESTIGATION OF 'DEFLATEGATE' POINTS TO TOM BRADY

The long-awaited 243-page report stops just short of calling the Patriots star quarterback a cheater.

4. HOW GOP 2016 HOPEFULS VIEW IMMIGRATION DILEMMA

Allowing people in the country illegally to stay in the U.S. is quietly becoming the majority view of Republican candidates eager to attract Hispanic voters.

5. FORMER US HOUSE SPEAKER DIES AT 92

At the close of a long career, Texas Democrat Jim Wright faced an ethics investigation and became the first House speaker in the nation's history to be driven from office in midterm.

6. TORNADO DESTROYS HOMES OUTSIDE OKLAHOMA CITY

The storm is part of an initial wave of what's expected to be several days of dangerous weather in the region.

7. WHAT'S ALARMING CLIMATE SCIENTISTS

Global levels of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent heat-trapping gas, are increasing at a record pace — 100 times faster than natural rises in the past, data show.

8. ATTENTION-GETTING RESEARCH FOCUSES ON CARE FOR PREEMIES

U.S. hospitals vary widely in how hard they try to save extremely premature babies, a study finds.

9. WHO'S EXPERIMENTING WITH DELIVERY SERVICE

McDonald's and several other fast-food chains are testing delivery as a way to make themselves even more convenient — and drive up sales.

10. STRUGGLING AL JAZEERA AMERICA OUSTS CHIEF EXEC

The little-watched news network is replacing its CEO, Ehab Al Shihabi, with veteran news executive Al Anstey.