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. FRENCH SWAT TEAMS RAID SUBURBAN APARTMENT, KILLING TWO
The raid targets the suspected planner of the Paris attacks, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud, but his fate remains unclear after an hourslong siege.
2. OBAMA THREATENS TO VETO STRICTER REFUGEE RULES
The legislation, chiefly targeting refugees from Syria and Iraq, "would provide no meaningful additional security for the American people," the White House says.
3. EXTREMISTS OFFER PROOF OF AIRBORNE ATTACK
The Islamic State group releases a photo of a bomb hidden in a soft drink can that it says brought down a Russian passenger jet over Egypt last month.
4. WADA SHUTS DOWN RUSSIAN ANTI-DOPING AGENCY
The vote by the World Anti-Doping Agency comes as key figures in the anti-doping movement call for banning the Russian track team from next year's Olympics because of the scandal.
5. EX-SUBWAY PITCHMAN SET FOR SENTENCING
Jared Fogle's lawyers are seeking a five-year prison term in the child porn and sex-crimes case. Prosecutors want 12½ years.
6. WHAT MIGHT SPEED DATE WHEN WHITE POPULATION IN US FALLS BELOW 50 PERCENT
The Census Bureau is considering changes to its race and ethnicity questions that would reclassify some minorities who were considered "white" in the past.
7. US GOVERNMENT RETIRING LAST RESEARCH CHIMPS
"It's time to say we've reached the point in the U.S. where invasive research on chimpanzees is no longer something that makes sense," says Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.
8. WHICH TOYS TO CROSS OFF YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST
Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie "Jurassic World" and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group's annual list of hazardous toys.
9. FRESH HOPE FOR PEOPLE WITH VOICE DISORDERS
Researchers grow human vocal cords in the laboratory that appear capable of producing sound.
10. WHO WON BASEBALL'S ARMS RACE
This season's Cy Young recipients are the Cubs' Jake Arrieta in the National League, and Astros' lefty Dallas Keuchel in the AL.