10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Associated Press

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 3 at 11:02 PM

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

1. IT'S SHOW TIME FOR OBAMA, ROMNEY

The candidates spar aggressively in their first debate over taxes, deficits and the best way to create jobs.

2. THE TRUTH, PERHAPS, BUT NOT THE WHOLE TRUTH

AP's fact-checking Calvin Woodward says both candidates leave out inconvenient facts.

3. TENSIONS RISE ALONG A VOLATILE BORDER

Shelling from Syria strikes a village in Turkey, killing five civilians. Turkey fires back with artillery and NATO condemns the Syrian attack.

4. STATE DEPARTMENT OPENS BENGHAZI REVIEW

Clinton pledges a full inquiry into whether security was adequate at the U.S. consulate where ambassador was killed.

5. WHY OREGON'S POT MEASURE IS GOING UP IN SMOKE

Despite the state's high rate of marijuana use, activists say an act to legalize the drug is poorly written and doesn't poll well.

6. WHAT'S SUSPECTED BEHIND DEADLY MENINGITIS OUTBREAK

Everyone in five states who has been sickened had gotten steroid injections, mostly for back pain.

7. SCIENCE FINDS A RAPID WAY TO DECODE THE DNA OF SICK NEWBORNS

Too often, infants in intensive care die before doctors have time to pinpoint a genetic or other ailment.

8. WHAT OBAMA MIGHT HAVE DONE IF BIN LADEN SURRENDERED

New book says he hoped to put the al-Qaida leader on trial to show the U.S. commitment to due process.

9. 'AMERICAN IDOL' DIVAS GET TESTY

Host Ryan Seacrest says judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey got heated over a contestant, but says the show needs passionate debate.

10. TIGERS' MIGUEL CABRERA WINS TRIPLE CROWN

The feat hasn't been accomplished since Boston's Carl Yastrzemski did it in 1967.

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