10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Posted: Oct 05, 2016 9:02 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. WESTERN TIP OF HAITI REMAINS CUT OFF

Rescue workers struggle to reach isolated towns on the island and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew.

2. HOW CRUCIAL EARLY VOTING IS

For Hillary Clinton, this month is when she'll likely win or lose the election — not the official Election Day on Nov. 8.

3. FEDS ALLEGE SECRET DATA TAKEN

An NSA contractor is accused of illegally removing highly classified information and storing the material in his home and car.

4. AFTER DAYS OF AIRSTRIKES, A REPRIEVE

Syria's military says it will scale back its bombardment of the contested city of Aleppo to allow civilians to evacuate besieged rebel-held neighborhoods.

5. UN POISED TO PICK BAN KI-MOON'S SUCCESSOR

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres wins the Security Council's unanimous backing to become the next U.N. secretary-general, with approval by the General Assembly expected.

6. WHAT'S WASTING COPS' TIME

Rumors across the U.S. of menacing clowns often turn out to be hoaxes, but authorities can't ignore the reports.

7. WELCOME NEWS AT THE GROCERY STORE

The cost of groceries in the U.S. is down an average of about 2 percent over the past year, the government says.

8. ADVICE FOR HEART PATIENTS: SHOP AROUND

A new U.S. study suggests that going to the right hospital for heart attack care could add a year to your life.

9. WHICH ACTRESS IS REINTRODUCING HERSELF

Sarah Jessica Parker puts "Sex and the City" behind with her starring role in a new HBO comedy, "Divorce."

10. PRO PICKS: EAGLES FANS, BEWARE

Of the NFL's three last unbeaten teams, Denver and Minnesota will still be perfect after Week 5 — but Philadelphia will suffer its first loss, the AP's Barry Wilner predicts.