10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Oct 07, 2015 5:59 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. NUCLEAR SMUGGLERS SOUGHT EXTREMIST BUYERS

Gangs with suspected Russian ties attempted to shop radioactive material in Moldova to buyers from the Middle East, an AP investigation finds.

2. SOUTH CAROLINA SEES SUN BUT WEATHER WOES NOT OVER

Residents are preparing for a second round of expected flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic.

3. FIGHTING ERUPTS IN CENTRAL SYRIA

Activists say Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes are battling insurgents in the northwestern provinces of Idlib and neighboring Hama.

4. WHAT LINKS OREGON, CONNECTICUT SLAYINGS

Like Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Christopher Harper-Mercer was living a mostly solitary life with a mom who shared his fascination with firearms.

5. QUESTIONS SWIRL AROUND U.S. STRIKE ON AFGHAN HOSPITAL

Among them is whether the decision to open fire exceeded the authority under which American forces have operated since their combat mission ended nearly a year ago.

6. TOMAS LINDAHL, PAUL MODRICH AND AZIZ SANCAR WIN NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the researchers for work on "mechanistic studies of DNA repair."

7. WHO FINDS GROWING COMPLICATIONS WITH HER OLD BOSS

As Hillary Clinton looks for ways to distinguish her ideas from those of Obama, the relationship between the man in the White House and the candidate becomes increasingly complicated.

8. A LUCKY FEW SYRIANS CHART OFFICIAL PATH TO EUROPEAN ASYLUM

The recipient of a coveted asylum-seeker visa, Syrian teacher Amena Abomosa is settling into a new life in France with her family — but it's difficult to say what the future holds even for those like her.

9. WHERE LUXURY BIRTHING CLINICS SPUR CESAREAN 'EPIDEMIC'

Cesarean births become de rigueur among Brazil's wealthy, with new mothers enjoying beauty treatments after the operation in a culture that regards births as glamorous events.

10. RECALL OF VOLKSWAGEN CARS TO BEGIN IN JANUARY

The company says 11 million vehicles worldwide contain the diesel engine with the software used to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.