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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. US RELEASES DOCUMENTS SWEPT UP IN RAID ON BIN LADEN'S COMPOUND
In the letters, videos and reports, the al-Qaida chief exhorts his followers to find ways to kill Americans, Europeans and Jews.
2. ISLAMIC STATE EXTREMISTS OVERRUN ANCIENT SYRIAN TOWN
Palmyra is famous for its 2,000-year-old towering Roman-era colonnades. Next to it are also important gas and oil fields.
3. FANS BID EMOTIONAL FAREWELL TO DAVID LETTERMAN
Several audience members file out after his final show - highlighted by a star-studded Top 10 list - with tears in their eyes.
4. WHY CHEAP OIL HASN'T BOOSTED US ECONOMY
Plunging prices have caused sharp cuts in drilling - and when energy companies retrench, the economy suffers.
5. VIDEO CAPTURES VIOLENCE AMONG RIVAL BIKERS
The security footage, reviewed exclusively by the AP, shows the scene as the gun battle erupts outside a restaurant in Waco, Texas.
6. WHO'S SHELLING OUT MORE THAN $5 BILLION
The penalty will be paid by four of the world's biggest banks. Each is pleading guilty to rigging currency markets.
7. GROUNDED CRUISE SHIP FINALLY MAKES IT AWAY FROM BERMUDA
The Norwegian Dawn, carrying nearly 3,500 passengers and crew, is stuck on a reef for six hours before a rising tide helps push it into deeper water.
8. PSYCHIATRIC STUDY PRODUCES GOOD NEWS
Fewer American children and teens have severe mental problems, and more are getting help, the research shows.
9. WHICH DISCOVERY IS EXCITING ARCHAEOLOGISTS
Scientists find a trove of stone tools in northern Kenya far older than any ever found before.
10. NFL INCREASINGLY BULLISH ON LOS ANGELES
The league could approve a team's move to the city by the end of the year, officials say, with a club playing in the area by the 2016 season.