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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. OBAMA AUTHORIZES AIRSTRIKES INSIDE SYRIA
His strategy to destroy the Islamic State group also includes more training and weapons for Syrian rebels.
2. NFL'S CLAIM THAT IT NEVER SAW VIDEO CALLED INTO QUESTION
A law enforcement official tells the AP he sent the footage showing Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to the league five months ago.
3. FOR A CHANGE, GOOD NEWS ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Earth's ozone layer is recovering, scientists say, the result of the phase-out of aerosol chemicals since the 1980s.
4. ISRAEL PURSUING CRIMINAL PROBES OF CIVILIAN DEATHS
Two high-profile cases involving Palestinian casualties in this summer's Gaza war - including a strike on a beach that killed four boys - are the focus of the inquiries.
5. WHY PISTORIUS VERDICT COULD TAKE DAYS
The judge must first recount and analyze the evidence given by each of the trial's nearly 40 witnesses.
6. NEW YORK REMEMBERING 9/11
The anniversary, which will be marked with a solemn ground zero ceremony, comes amid new terror worries for the nation's largest city.
7. PUTIN VOWS TO UPGRADE NATION'S WEAPONRY
He says Russia will develop new nuclear and conventional weapons in response to what he views as Western threats.
8. ROB FORD HOSPITALIZED WITH POSSIBLE TUMOR
The Toronto mayor has been complaining of abdominal pains and an examination resulted in the working diagnosis of a tumor, health officials say.
9. WHAT NEW GIZMOS ARE COMING FOR YOUR CAR
Sensors that quickly alert drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards are among smart technologies on the horizon, AP Auto Writer Tom Krisher reports.
10. ACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO DISORDERLY CONDUCT
Shia LaBeouf yelled, swore and was escorted out of a Broadway show in June - one of several instances of bizarre behavior the former "Transformers" star has displayed in recent years.