10 Things to Know for Thursday

FILE - In this November 24, 2011 file photo, pro-Syrian government protesters shout slogans and wave Iranian and Syrian flags during a protest in front the Iranian Embassy to thank Iran for their support of the Syrian government, in Damascus, Syria. Hundreds of Iranian troops are being deployed in northern and central Syria, dramatically escalating Tehran’s involvement in the civil war as they join allied Hezbollah fighters in an ambitious offensive to wrest key areas from rebels amid Russian airstrikes. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)
FILE - In this November 24, 2011 file photo, pro-Syrian government protesters shout slogans and wave Iranian and Syrian flags during a protest in front the Iranian Embassy to thank Iran for their support of the Syrian government, in Damascus, Syria. Hundreds of Iranian troops are being deployed in northern and central Syria, dramatically escalating Tehran’s involvement in the civil war as they join allied Hezbollah fighters in an ambitious offensive to wrest key areas from rebels amid Russian airstrikes. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)

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

1. WHO’S ENJOYING NEW MOMENTUM IN US PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Hillary Clinton’s strong debate performance was a warning to the chaotic Republican field about her likely strength in the general election, the AP’s Julie Pace reports.

2. ISRAEL RAMPS UP SECURITY AMID WAVE OF PALESTINIAN VIOLENCE

Despite the new measures, two fresh assaults are reported, including the stabbing of a 70-year-old Israeli woman outside a crowded Jerusalem bus station.

3. HUNDREDS OF IRANIAN TROOPS DEPLOYED TO SYRIA

Their arrival in the country’s center and north suggests that Tehran’s priority is popping up Assad, rather than taking on Islamic State extremists in eastern Syria.

4. 911 CALLER TIES LAMAR ODOM TO COCAINE

The caller reported that the two-time NBA champ did cocaine and had taken sexual performance enhancers at the Nevada brothel where he was found unresponsive.

5. WHY TWO BROTHERS WERE BRUTALLY BEATEN IN UPSTATE NY CHURCH

The attacks, which resulted in the death of one of the teens, were carried out by their parents and others as a way to get the youths to confess their sins, police say.

6. WAL-MART SHARES DROP 10 PERCENT

It’s the biggest one-day drop for the stock in nearly three decades and follows the company’s forecast of falling profits.

7. STUDY: CALCIUM, VITAMIN D PILLS DON’T HELP PREVENT GROWTHS THAT CAN LEAD TO COLON CANCER

It’s the latest setback among many for efforts to prevent disease through vitamin supplements.

8. 26 ELEPHANTS POISONED BY POACHERS IN NATIONAL PARK IN ZIMBAWE

The carcasses are discovered just days after 14 other elephants were found dead at the park, also from cyanide poisoning.

9. WHERE BINGE-WATCHING TREND IS SLOWING

In the U.S., Netflix gained 880,000 subscribers in the third quarter, below the 1.15 million customers the company had predicted.

10. TORONTO DOWNS TEXAS IN DECIDING GAME 5 OF ALCS

The 6-3 win propels the Blue Jays to their first American League Championship Series in more than two decades.

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