Sep 23, 6:02 AM EDT

10 Things to Know for Today

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. FIRST AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE GROUP BEGIN IN SYRIA

The Pentagon says the U.S. and its Arab partners used fighter jets, bombers, and cruise missiles to hit militants' command and control centers.

2. WHAT POLICE FIND IN ACCUSED WHITE HOUSE INTRUDER'S CAR

Investigators discover more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the vehicle of the former soldier who police say scaled the White House fence and sprinted inside carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor says.

3. TWO SUSPECTS IN ABDUCTION OF ISRAELI TEENS KILLED

The deaths of the two Hamas activists ends one of the largest manhunts conducted by the Israeli security forces.

4. WHERE STATE TROOPER AMBUSH SUSPECT COULD BE HIDING

Authorities say Eric Frein, accused of shooting two Pennsylvania state troopers, might be taking refuge in homemade bunkers in the state's northeastern hills.

5. GOVERNMENT HACKERS TRY TO CRACK HEALTHCARE.GOV

The watchdogs find what they term a critical vulnerability - but also come away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.

6. 21,000 EBOLA CASES BY NOVEMBER IF NO CHANGES

The World Health Organization warns the disease could sicken people for years to come without better control measures.

7. WHO SEEKS FAVOR IN WASHINGTON

Before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States.

8. RIGHTS OF SAME-SEX MILITARY SPOUSES VARY BY STATE

Two-thirds of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states that don't recognize gay marriages, leaving thousands of their families missing out on legal rights they would enjoy if stationed elsewhere.

9. AMNESTY: CHINESE TORTURE EQUIPMENT EXPORTS RISE

The human rights group says Chinese production and export of gear such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain has grown dramatically.

10. LIVESTRONG CEO LEAVING AFTER 14 YEARS

Doug Ulman will become president and chief executive officer of Pelotonia, a Columbus, Ohio, charity bike ride.

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