10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Posted: Sep 23, 2015 9:03 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. POPE FINDS COMMON GROUND WITH OBAMA

Francis, visiting the U.S. for the first time, embraces the president's stances on climate change, immigration and inequality.

2. WHO PROVIDES TEST FOR PAPAL SECURITY

A 5-year-old California girl with a message about immigration makes her way through a security barrier — and is allowed to approach the pontiff by Francis himself.

3. VOLKSWAGEN CEO STEPS DOWN

Martin Winterkorn takes responsibility for the scandal engulfing the automaker, but insists he personally did nothing wrong.

4. TRUMP LASHES OUT AT RIVALS, COMPLAINS OF MEDIA TREATMENT

He remains atop the polls for the GOP nomination, but there are signs the campaign trail had lost some shine for the billionaire developer.

5. COLOMBIA, GUERRILLAS ANNOUNCE BREAKTHROUGH IN PEACE TALKS

The agreement sets the stage for an end to Latin America's longest-running armed conflict.

6. EU EARMARKS $1.1B FOR MIGRANTS

The money will be funneled to international agencies helping refugees at camps near their home countries.

7. WHY BOEING HAS CAUSE TO CELEBRATE

Chinese companies agree to buy 300 jets. The deals, worth $38 billion, are signed during Chinese President Xi's visit to the U.S.

8. NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE IN US GROWING

The federal government, which tracks the numbers, offers no immediate reason for the significant increase.

9. WHAT'S BAD NEWS FOR MEDICAL PATIENTS

Exorbitant drug price hikes could become even more common because of decreasing competition in the pharmaceutical industry, among other factors.

10. NASCAR RAPS CLINT BOWYER

The driver's slim shot at winning the Sprint Car title takes a huge hit when his team is penalized for an infraction in the opening playoff race.