Published: 3:56 am, Mon. October 5th, 2015Updated: 7:09 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. HOW RUSSIA IS FLEXING ITS MUSCLE IN SYRIA
Its warships fire cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea as Syrian government troops launch a ground offensive against rebels.
2. OBAMA APOLOGIZES TO DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS OVER HOSPITAL STRIKE IN AFGHANISTAN
The president promised the U.S. would examine military procedures to look for better ways to prevent such incidents.
3. WHY CLINTON OPPOSES PACIFIC TRADE DEAL
She says the agreement does not meet her standard for creating jobs, raising wages and protecting national security.
4. OREGON GUNMAN KILLED HIMSELF AFTER POLICE SHOT HIM
Plainclothes detectives had spotted Christopher Harper-Mercer, who fired at them and then went back inside and shot himself in the classroom where many of his victims lay dead and wounded.
5. COAST GUARD ABANDONS SEARCH FOR 33 MARINERS ABOARD U.S. CONTAINER SHIP THAT SANK NEAR BAHAMAS
Investigators are now turning their attention to finding the vessel’s data recorder 3 miles down at the bottom of the sea.
6. TRIO WINS NOBEL PRIZE FOR CHEMISTRY
Swede Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar were rewarded for pioneering studies into the way our bodies repair damage to DNA.
7. REPUBLICANS TORN OVER WHO WILL BE NEXT SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
Conservatives are anxious to derail Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s bid, but they’re outnumbered and their chosen candidate lacks support.
8. COMMENTS FROM VOLKSWAGEN’S CHIEF ON CHEATING SCANDAL ARE QUESTIONED
Matthias Mueller says an investigation shows only a few developers were responsible for the emissions-rigging software, and that top executives wouldn’t have been involved. But experts and lawmakers are skeptical and say the conspiracy had to be much wider and higher.
9. GANNETT BUYING JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP FOR $280 MILLION
The deal, which includes the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Memphis Commercial-Appeal, is considered a natural fit for Gannett’s strategy of maximizing short-term profits by managing the decline of other publications.
10. WHO’S PLAYING TONIGHT IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
The Chicago Cubs and Cy Young favorite Jake Arrieta face the Pittsburgh Pirates and emerging ace Gerrit Cole in the NL wild-card game.