Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. TARGETING A CRUCIAL CONSTITUENCY
A day after Round 2 of their debates, Obama and Romney ramp up efforts to woo women voters.
2. PRESIDENTIAL DIGNITY TAKES A HIT
Many are objecting to the scrappy, in-your-face town hall encounter between the White House candidates.
3. VIOLENT CRIME IN THE U.S. TRENDS UPWARD
Experts say the new figures don’t necessarily signal an end to the long era of declining crime.
4. FBI STING NETS A WOULD-BE CAR BOMBER, AUTHORITIES SAY
Bangladeshi man’s alleged target: the Federal Reserve building in New York City.
5. WHY TALIBAN MAY RUE SHOOTING OF 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL
In Pakistan, there’s a new debate on whether to attack the militants in their haven along the Afghan border.
6. SYRIA’S BUSINESS ELITE GROWING RESTLESS
Civil war and sanctions are taking a toll on the economy — leading many of nation’s wealthy to lose faith in the Assad regime.
7. WHAT GOOD MIGHT COME FROM SKYDIVER’S RECORD LEAP
Data about the effects of extreme speed and altitude on the human body could lead to improved spacesuits and better emergency medicine.
8. HOW A GREEK SOCCER TEAM CAME UP WITH MUCH-NEEDED CASH
A pair of brothels is kicking in to help a squad in desperate need of sponsors.
9. FORMER HIP-HOP STAR FLAVOR FLAV JAILED
Entertainer allegedly assaulted his fiancee and threatened to kill her teenage son while brandishing a pair of knives.
10. CORPORATE DEFECTIONS FOLLOW LANCE ARMSTRONG’S LIFETIME BAN
Nike, Anheuser-Busch and Trek Bicycle are among companies who’ve decided to part ways with the cyclist.
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