10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Posted: Oct 07, 2015 11:28 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. HOW RUSSIA FLEXES MUSCLE IN SYRIA

Its warships fire cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea as Syrian government troops launch a ground offensive against rebels.

2. OBAMA APOLOGIZES TO DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS OVER HOSPITAL STRIKE IN AFGHANISTAN

The president promises the U.S. will examine military procedures to look for better ways to prevent such incidents.

3. WHY CLINTON OPPOSES PACIFIC TRADE DEAL

She says the agreement does not meet her standard for creating jobs, raising wages and protecting national security.

4. OREGON GUNMAN KILLED HIMSELF AFTER POLICE SHOT HIM

Plainclothes detectives spotted Christopher Harper-Mercer, who fired at them and then went back inside and shot himself in a classroom.

5. SEARCH FOR U.S. CONTAINER SHIP THAT SANK NEAR BAHAMAS ABANDONED

Investigators are now turning their attention to finding the vessel's data recorder 3 miles down at the bottom of the sea.

6. TRIO WINS NOBEL PRIZE FOR CHEMISTRY

Swede Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar are rewarded for studies into the way our bodies repair damage to DNA.

7. REPUBLICANS TORN OVER NEXT HOUSE SPEAKER

Conservatives are anxious to derail Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's bid, but they're outnumbered and their chosen candidate lacks support.

8. VOLKSWAGEN CHIEF'S COMMENTS QUESTIONED

Experts doubt that top executives weren't involved in the cheating scandal, as Matthias Mueller says.

9. GANNETT BUYING JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP FOR $280 MILLION

The deal is considered a natural fit for Gannett's strategy of maximizing short-term profits by managing the decline of other publications.

10. WHO HELPS CUBS DEFEAT PIRATES

Jake Arrieta allows four hits in nine dominant innings and the Cubs roll to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL wild-card game.