10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Associated Press

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 12 at 9:01 PM

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

1. NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT ATTACK IN LIBYA

U.S. officials investigating whether it may have been a terrorist assault planned to coincide with the 9/11 anniversary.

2. SLAIN AMBASSADOR KNOWN FOR COURAGE, HUMILITY

Chris Stevens, killed in Libya, was widely regarded as one of the most effective American envoys to the Arab world.

3. WHAT THE FED MAY ANNOUNCE THURSDAY

Many investors think the big step of a third round of bond purchases could be in store to perk up the U.S. economy.

4. WHERE WEDNESDAY WAS A GREAT DAY

A German court ruling and Dutch election results cheered the European Union after months of depressing developments.

5. SO LONG, SUPERSIZE

Health experts hope the expected end Thursday of big sugary drinks in NYC begins conversations that change attitudes about overeating.

6. WHY WHOOPING COUGH IS MAKING A COMEBACK

The vaccine loses effectiveness dramatically after the last shot at age 6, researchers find.

7. A TALLER AND SKINNIER IPHONE

The version unveiled Wednesday is the first developed since the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

8. 'LIKE' THIS: WHEN FACEBOOK POSTS ENCOURAGE VOTING

On Election Day, researchers say, people who got Facebook messages from friends who had voted were more likely to go to the polls.

9. POWER PLAYS: NHL, UNION SWAP PROPOSALS

If a deal isn't struck by midnight Saturday night, the hockey season may not open Oct. 11 as scheduled.

10. NOW THAT'S A GREAT FLEA MARKET FIND

A woman paid $7 for some trinkets and apparently ended up with an original Renoir painting that could get $75,000 at auction.

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