10 Things to Know for Friday

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Posted: Oct 01, 2015 9:03 PM
10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. GUNMAN OPENS FIRE AT OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, KILLING 10

The attacker invades a classroom, demands that people state their religion, then sprays bullets, one student reports.

2. FRUSTRATED OBAMA DECRIES DEADLY ATTACK

Thoughts and prayers are no longer an adequate response to mass shootings like the one in Oregon, the president says, because they don't do enough to prevent similar tragedies.

3. WHY JOAQUIN'S PATH IS A PUZZLE

A heavy rainstorm already drenching the Carolinas could push the hurricane out to sea or pull it into the heavily crowded Northeastern U.S.

4. RUSSIA DEFENDS MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA

The U.S. and its allies fear the air campaign is a pretext to prop up Assad. But Moscow insists it sees "eye-to-eye" with the U.S.-led coalition on targets in the country.

5. HOW BERNIE SANDERS' MONEY CHASE DIFFERS FROM HILLARY CLINTON's

He's raising his millions mostly through online appeals to small givers. She's thrown more than a hundred fundraisers, routinely charging $2,700 a head — the most allowed by law.

6. NETANYAHU CONDEMNS IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Addressing world leaders at the UN, Israel's prime minister says the deal will leave Tehran capable of making an atomic bomb.

7. US MILITARY TRANSPORT PLANE CRASHES IN AFGHANISTAN

Eleven people, including six American service members, are killed when the Air Force C-130J goes down at Jalalabad Airfield.

8. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IMPRECISE MEASURE OF US JOB MARKET

That's partly because a historically high number of Americans who were laid off in recent years failed to find work and stopped looking.

9. WHAT CAN NOW BE SEEN IN ALL ITS RUGGED GLORY

NASA releases the best photos yet of Pluto's jumbo moon, Charon, courtesy of the New Horizons spacecraft.

10. HITTERS GETTING JUMP ON BIG LEAGUE PITCHERS

MLB batting averages rose from .253 before the All-Star break to .257. Runs were up, too, and there was a significant spike in homers.