10 Things to Know for Thursday


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

1. WESTERN TIP OF HAITI REMAINS CUT OFF: Rescue workers struggle to reach isolated towns on the island and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew.

2. HOW CRUCIAL EARLY VOTING IS: For Hillary Clinton, this month is when she'll likely win or lose the election — not the official Election Day on Nov. 8.

3. FEDS ALLEGE SECRET DATA TAKEN: An NSA contractor is accused of illegally removing highly classified information and storing the material in his home and car.

4. AFTER DAYS OF AIRSTRIKES, A REPRIEVE: Syria's military says it will scale back its bombardment of the contested city of Aleppo to allow civilians to evacuate besieged rebel-held neighborhoods.

5. UN POISED TO PICK BAN KI-MOON'S SUCCESSOR: Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres wins the Security Council's unanimous backing to become the next U.N. secretary-general, with approval by the General Assembly expected.

6. WHAT'S WASTING COPS' TIME: Rumors across the U.S. of menacing clowns often turn out to be hoaxes, but authorities can't ignore the reports.

7. WELCOME NEWS AT THE GROCERY STORE: The cost of groceries in the U.S. is down an average of about 2 percent over the past year, the government says.

8. ADVICE FOR HEART PATIENTS: SHOP AROUND: A new U.S. study suggests that going to the right hospital for heart attack care could add a year to your life.

9. WHICH ACTRESS IS REINTRODUCING HERSELF: Sarah Jessica Parker puts "Sex and the City" behind with her starring role in a new HBO comedy, "Divorce."

10. PRO PICKS: EAGLES FANS, BEWARE: Of the NFL's three last unbeaten teams, Denver and Minnesota will still be perfect after Week 5 — but Philadelphia will suffer its first loss, the AP's Barry Wilner predicts.