10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Posted: Sep 09, 2015 9:08 PM
10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. TRUMP AND CRUZ SPEAK OUT AGAINST IRAN DEAL AT RALLY; CLINTON DEFENDS IT

The maneuvering and speechifying did little to change the reality: Barring unlikely success of an eleventh-hour gambit by the House, the accord will move ahead.

2. HOW THE EUROPEAN UNION IS TRYING TO FACE MIGRANT CRISIS

With Syrians, Eritreans and Afghans hoping to settle in wealthy nations like Germany and Sweden, the EU is struggling find a more equitable solution that would send a fair share of refugees to less-desirable places such as Slovakia and the Baltics.

3. KENTUCKY TOWN TRIES TO HEAL AFTER CLERK'S STAND AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE

Amid angry words, rallies and demostrations, residents of Morehead hope that reconciliation will reign after the television trucks go away.

4. WHY UNITED AIRLINE'S INVESTIGATION COULD AFFECT CHRIS CHRISTIE'S CAMPAIGN

The probe is an offshoot of the so-called Bridgegate case, in which officials allegedly ordered lanes closed at the foot of the nation's busiest bridge in revenge for a Democratic mayor's refusal to endorse the New Jersey governor's re-election bid.

5. WHERE RUSSIA SEEMS TO BE FLEXING ITS WAR MUSCLE

Iran has granted permission for Russian planes to fly over its territory en route to Syria, where Moscow says its military experts are training local troops.

6. PASSENGERS RECALL CHAOS AS BRITISH AIRWAYS PLANE CAUGHT FIRE

Blasts, flames and burning rubber enveloped them as they ran towards the exits screaming.

7. POPE WILL FIND U.S. CHURCH STRUGGLING TO HOLD ONTO LATINOS

Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, will arrive in the U.S. on Sept. 22, with hopes of keeping Hispanics in the fold.

8. OBAMA'S PLEDGE TO CLOSE TO GUANTANAMO COULD MEAN SIMPLY TRANSFERING THE PRISON TO THE U.S.

However, activists criticize the proposal because it would keep open-ended detention.

9. NEW YORK CITY TO WATCH ITS SODIUM: WILL REQUIRE LABELS ON MENUS

Applauded by public health advocates but slammed as misguided by salt producers and restaurateurs, the plan is a first in the U.S. and furthers a series of novel nutritional efforts in the biggest city.

10. SIMONA HALEP DEFEATS VICTORIA AZARENKA IN U.S. OPEN QUARTERFINAL

She advanced to face 26th-seeded Flavia Pennetta, who beat Petra Kvitova in another three-set match earlier Wednesday.