10 Things To Know For Thursday

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Posted: Sep 30, 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. RUSSIA LAUNCHES AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA

But just who is targeted — Islamic State extremists or more moderate rebels battling Moscow's longtime ally, Bashar Assad — is in dispute.

2. RUSSIA-LINKED HACKERS PROBED HILLARY CLINTON'S PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER

Newly released emails show the hackers tried at least five times to pry into Clinton's account while she was secretary of state.

3. BEN CARSON RAKES IN RECORD $20 MILLION IN THREE MONTHS

That's more money than was raised by the GOP's entire White House field combined during the same period four years ago.

4. WHO'S RAMPING UP UNCERTAINTY IN MIDDLE EAST

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Palestinian President Abbas declares that he is no longer bound by any pacts signed with Israel.

5. POPE MET WITH DEFIANT KENTUCKY CLERK

The private visit with Kim Davis that occurred during Francis' trip to the U.S represents a strong papal endorsement of religious resistance to gay marriage, experts say.

6. EAST COAST GETS A DRENCHING

The rainstorms may soon be joined by Hurricane Joaquin, which could dump as much as 10 inches through early next week in some places.

7. CONGRESS OK'S STOPGAP SPENDING BILL

The vote keeps the government up and running — but with no assurance there won't be another shutdown showdown in December.

8. WHICH TITANIC RELIC HAS BEEN AUCTIONED FOR $88,000

The menu from the last lunch on the doomed vessel was saved for posterity by a first-class passenger who climbed aboard a lifeboat.

9. PROSECUTORS DECLINE TO CHARGE CAITLYN JENNER IN FATAL CRASH, CITING INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE

The California accident that killed another driver occurred before Jenner announced she is transgender and transitioned into her new identity as Caitlyn.

10. WHAT'S GIVING NCAA CAUSE TO CELEBRATE

A federal appeals court strikes down possible cash payments to college athletes for the use of their names, images and likenesses in video games and TV broadcasts.