10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Posted: Dec 09, 2015 9:23 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. WHO'S BENEFITING FROM TRUMP'S KNACK FOR CONTROVERSY

Some Republican officials worry the intense Trump focus is letting Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton escape serious scrutiny.

2. PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOOTING SUSPECT DISRUPTS COURTROOM

In one of numerous outbursts, Robert Dear declares himself a "warrior for the babies" and acknowledges his guilt in the Colorado attack that left three dead.

3. FBI: SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTER RADICALIZED AT LEAST TWO YEARS AGO

The disclosure suggests the government's vetting process failed to detect Tashfeen Malik's radicalization when she applied for a visa and traveled to the U.S. last year.

4. HEAT'S ON CHICAGO'S MAYOR

As protesters mass outside City Hall, Rahm Emanuel struggles to respond to a police scandal, claims of cover-ups and calls for his resignation.

5. POLICEMAN TESTIFIES IN OWN DEFENSE AT FREDDIE GRAY TRIAL

William Porter tells jurors that he didn't call an ambulance for Gray because the suspect appeared uninjured and didn't complain of any pain during his ride in a police van.

6. WHY SAUDI VOTE IS HISTORIC

Saturday's balloting will be the first time women will be allowed to run in a government election — and the first time they'll be allowed to vote.

7. YAHOO AIMS TO BREAK ITSELF UP

The company wants to spin off its struggling Internet business — essentially, everything associated with the Yahoo brand name — into a new company.

8. GOOD NEWS FOR THE GRUMPY

The latest study of whether happy people live longer concludes that your mood has no apparent effect on how long you'll live.

9. WHICH MEDICAL ADVANCE IS SHAKING UP ANIMAL WORLD

A surrogate hound has given birth to the first dogs ever conceived in a test tube — seven half-pound puppies.

10. ANGELA MERKEL NAMED TIME'S PERSON OF THE YEAR

The magazine cites the German chancellor's leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.