10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 9:05 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. WHERE HURRICANE MARIA IS HEADING

The strengthening Category 3 storm is lashing the Dominican Republic and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos later in the day after causing damage, flooding and island-wide outage in Puerto Rico.

2. WHO IS SYMBOL OF DEVASTATING MEXICO QUAKE

A young girl trapped in her collapsed school is driving rescuers to work at dozens of wrecked buildings looking for survivors of the magnitude 7.1 temblor that killed 245 people.

3. CONGO DEEMED EPICENTER OF PEACEKEEPING ABUSES

The central African nation is home to more than 700 of the some 2,000 sexual allegations against U.N. peacekeepers and personnel worldwide since 2004, an AP probe finds.

4. SATELLITE IMAGES ILLUSTRATE ROHINGYA PLIGHT

Before-and-after imagery from DigitalGlobe released exclusively to the AP show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since minority Muslims began fleeing attacks in Myanmar.

5. SEC REVEALS CYBER BREACH

The U.S. government agency says hackers infiltrated its EDGAR filing system and the attack may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016.

6. WHAT EMAILS SAY MANAFORT DID

Trump's one-time campaign chairman offered "private briefings" to a Russian billionaire who the U.S. government says is close to Putin, but Manafort's spokesman says no briefings ever occurred.

7. 'TWO-STATE SOLUTION' PROSPECTS DIMMING

Palestinians are increasingly questioning their leaders' strategy of reaching statehood through negotiations with Israel after more than two decades of failures.

8. WHY PROSECUTING FLORIDA NURSING HOME OVER IRMA DEATHS COULD BE DIFFICULT

Nine elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days. But under Florida law, a prosecution might be difficult.

9. PRESS 'SURPRISED FACE'

The Japanese creator of the first emoji wanted to add nuance to mobile phone messages and never imagined his 1999 work would become a global phenomenon.

10. MEET THE 'NEXT ONE'

Michigan's Emoni Bates is the best 13-year-old basketball player in America and AP has been granted behind-the-scenes access to follow his progress.