Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. DANGEROUS DANCE
The U.S. is deploying a missile defense system to Guam as North Korea makes a new threat, saying its military has been cleared to wage a nuclear attack.
2. WHY OBAMA’S WALLET WILL BE THINNER
As a way to share the sacrifice of federal workers, he’s going to return 5 percent of his presidential pay.
3. TROUBLED SHIP GIVES SLIP THE SLIP
The Triumph, a Carnival cruise liner infamous for stranding thousands of passengers for days in the Gulf, is torn from its moorings by strong winds.
4. WHERE NEW GUN CONTROLS ARE GAINING
Change has come chiefly in states with outspoken governors, Democratic legislatures and proximity to mass shootings.
5. BLOODY BID TO FREE TALIBAN INMATES
An attack by insurgents — one of the deadliest in 11 years — kills at least 44 people in a courthouse in Kabul. Nine attackers are killed.
6. MUTANT VIRUS IN CHINA
A bird flu appears to have mutated and now poses a bigger threat to humans. One scientist says he’s worried about a potential epidemic.
7. ALZHEIMER’S CARE ADDS UP
The most expensive malady in the U.S. costs families and society up to $215 billion yearly — mostly just to get the afflicted through daily life, a study finds.
8. WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE?
Facebook’s revenue from mobile ads is forecast to balloon 2.5 times to nearly $1 billion this year.
9. WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT AT ‘TONIGHT’
Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno in about a year and move the show back to New York.
A video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice shoving and kicking players and spewing gay slurs leads to his dismissal.