10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Oct 26, 2015 5:55 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. STRONG AFGHAN EARTHQUAKE FELT ACROSS SOUTH ASIA

Vineet Gahlot, the director of seismology at the Indian Meteorological Department, says the quake had a magnitude of 7.7 and an epicenter deep in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.

2. WHALE-WATCHING BOAT SINKS OFF BRITISH COLUMBIA

The vessel was carrying 27 people and Canadian authorities are saying at least five have died and one person remains missing.

3. ISRAELI POLICE REPORT STABBING IN TEL AVIV

There have been almost daily Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces in recent weeks.

4. CARSON'S LACK OF EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE PRODUCES SKEPTICISM

The only 2016 candidate for president who has never led a state or company says someone who can perform life-or-death surgeries can run the country.

5. WHY FAMILY STUNTS DISABLED DAUGHTER'S GROWTH

Fearing for the future of Charley Hooper, 10, whose brain is believed to function at the level of a newborn's, her parents give her hormones which prevent her from growing, the AP learns.

6. EU, BALKAN COUNTRIES COMMIT TO MORE SHELTER FOR MIGRANTS

European leaders decide that reception capacities should be boosted in Greece and along the Balkans migration route to accommodate 100,000 more people as winter looms. EUROPE-MIGRANTS

7. WHO HAS A HARD TIME WITH TEACHERS LEAVING FOR EUROPE

With the school year just kicking off in Iraq, schools in refugee camps for Syrians are scrambling to accommodate the students left behind.

8. AFGHAN SECURITY ADVISER WARNS OF RISK FROM ISLAMIC STATE GROUP, AL-QAIDA

Mohammad Hanif Atmar says the country is in danger of again becoming a safe haven for "terrorists" and calls for U.S. and NATO military backing to help drive them out.

9. WOMAN FACES 2ND-DEGREE MURDER CHARGES IN OKLAHOMA CRASH

Adacia Chambers' attorney says his client might suffer from a mental illness but there is no indication that she was drinking before the crash.

10. HOW MUCH TIME PUBLIC SCHOOL KIDS SPEND TAKING TESTS

Researchers look at 66 big-city school districts and come up with an answer — between 20 and 25 hours every year.