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. DEADLY ATTACK AT CANADA'S PARLIAMENT
A gunman - dressed all in black, his face half-covered - kills a soldier, then dies amid a hail of gunfire.
2. US TO TRACK EVERYONE COMING FROM EBOLA NATIONS
It's the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.
3. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA HIT BY SCANDAL
Hundreds of the school's athletes got easy As and Bs in bogus classes over a span of nearly two decades, an investigation reveals.
4. MAN CAUGHT AFTER JUMPING OVER WHITE HOUSE FENCE
The incident comes shortly after another fence jumper sprinted across the White House lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion.
5. SENATE DEMOCRATS REVERSE COURSE IN KENTUCKY
They're again pouring cash into the race for GOP leader Mitch McConnell's seat, amid indications that undecided voters are breaking his opponent's way.
6. WHAT'S BECOMING ROUTINE FOR RENTERS
Monthly surcharges for pets - anywhere from $10 to $50 - are quickly becoming the norm in apartments in the U.S.
7. CIGARETTE MAKER SNUFFING OUT SMOKING IN ITS WORKPLACES
The ban will take effect once Reynolds American builds indoor smoking areas for those still wanting to light up indoors, a spokesman says.
8. WHOSE FANS SAY THEY BARELY RECOGNIZE HER
Responding to a Twitter flap, Renee Zellweger says she has concentrated on her health in recent years and is "thrilled that perhaps it shows."
9. ONLINE HARASSMENT PORTRAYED AS COMMON
Nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment, a survey shows. And 40 percent have experienced it themselves.
10. WHY GEORGE BRETT AND CO. ARE SMILING
After nearly three decades, ex-Kansas City Royals who won the club's only World Series are relishing another deep playoff run.