10 Things to Know for Thursday

by Associated Press on August 24, 2016

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

1. EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY REDUCES THREE TOWNS TO RUBBLE

Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands race to dig out survivors from the strong quake that hit central Italy and killed scores.

2. LONG POLITICAL RESUME COULD WORK AGAINST CLINTON DURING DEBATES

She’ll enter the highly anticipated fall debates with Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president.

3. WHAT’S LATEST WHITE HOUSE WORRY IN SYRIA

The U.S. may get drawn into cooperating with Russian forces in the civil war even though it believes Moscow’s intervention has only undermined the U.S. goal of defeating the Islamic State group.

4. TORNADOES TOUCH DOWN IN CENTRAL INDIANA

Multiple twisters tear the roofs off apartment buildings, send air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cut power to thousands of people.

5. ACCORD REACHED IN ONE OF WORLD’S LONGEST-RUNNING ARMED CONFLICTS

Colombia’s government and the country’s biggest rebel group announce a deal to end a half-century of hostilities.

6. CORPORATE BALANCE SHEETS ARE HIDDEN RISK TO US ECONOMY

America has a debt problem, and the big borrower this time may surprise you: Corporate America.

7. WHY ASTRONOMERS BELIEVE THEY’VE HIT JACKPOT

After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, scientists have found one right next door, celestially speaking.

8. LETTER FROM BONNIE AND CLYDE UP FOR AUCTION

The bitter letter from the notorious Depression-era gangsters was sent to a former member of their gang they felt had betrayed them.

9. WHERE PRINCE FANS WILL BE FLOCKING

Paisley Park, the private estate and production complex of the late rock superstar, will open for public tours starting next month.

10. US SOCCER SUSPENDS GOALKEEPER HOPE SOLO

The six-month suspension follows the goalie’s disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics.

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