Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. HILLARY CLINTON STRIVES TO CLOSE THE BOOK ON BENGHAZI
She battled hours of Republican questions in a hearing that grew contentious but revealed little new about the 2012 attacks.
2. PAUL RYAN ANNOUNCES HE WILL RUN FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
The Wisconsin lawmaker received assurances of unified support from across the Republican conference, and is practically sure to win the election slated for next week.
3. HOW RUSSIA PUTS ITS MILITARY MUSCLE ON DISPLAY IN SYRIA
It brought Moscow-based reporters to view a day's worth of fighter jets roaring off a runway, as helicopter gunships patrolled the edges of the base.
4. U.S. AND IRAQI COMMANDOS RESCUE HOSTAGES FROM ISLAMIC STATE GROUP
The operation caused the first American combat death since the campaign against the militants began in 2014.
5. JEWISH MAN IS KILLED BY ISRAELI TROOPS WHO THOUGHT HE WAS A PALESTINIAN ATTACKER
He had refused to show ID and scuffled with the soldiers, proclaiming "I am ISIS" before being shot.
6. SUSPECT MAKES COURT APPEARANCE BY VIDEO IN KILLING OF 4-YEAR-OLD NEW MEXICO GIRL
Authorities say Tony Torrez became enraged during a traffic dispute and fired on the truck where Lilly Garcia was riding, killing her.
7. IN REBUKE TO CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS, OBAMA VETOES SWEEPING $612 BILLION DEFENSE BILL
The president insisted they send him a better version that doesn't tie his hands on some of his top priorities.
8. SWORD-WIELDING MASKED MAN KILLS TEACHER AND STUDENT IN SOUTHERN SWEDEN
Some thought he was playing a Halloween prank before he went on a rampage in a school with a large immigrant community.
9. NEW YORK POLICE OFFICER'S SLAYING TURNS SPOTLIGHT ON 'DRUG COURTS'
The suspect had been sent to the treatment program, and the city's mayor and police commissioner now say that was a mistake.
10. LAMAR ODOM IS RECOVERING
The former NBA star's family says his speech is improving as he undergoes therapy in Los Angeles more than a week after he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.