Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. WHO’S ENJOYING NEW MOMENTUM IN US PRESIDENTIAL RACE
Hillary Clinton’s strong debate performance was a warning to the chaotic Republican field about her likely strength in the general election, the AP’s Julie Pace reports.
2. ISRAEL RAMPS UP SECURITY AMID WAVE OF PALESTINIAN VIOLENCE
Despite the new measures, two fresh assaults are reported, including the stabbing of a 70-year-old Israeli woman outside a crowded Jerusalem bus station.
3. HUNDREDS OF IRANIAN TROOPS DEPLOYED TO SYRIA
Their arrival in the country’s center and north suggests that Tehran’s priority is popping up Assad, rather than taking on Islamic State extremists in eastern Syria.
4. 911 CALLER TIES LAMAR ODOM TO COCAINE
The caller reported that the two-time NBA champ did cocaine and had taken sexual performance enhancers at the Nevada brothel where he was found unresponsive.
5. WHY TWO BROTHERS WERE BRUTALLY BEATEN IN UPSTATE NY CHURCH
The attacks, which resulted in the death of one of the teens, were carried out by their parents and others as a way to get the youths to confess their sins, police say.
6. WAL-MART SHARES DROP 10 PERCENT
It’s the biggest one-day drop for the stock in nearly three decades and follows the company’s forecast of falling profits.
7. STUDY: CALCIUM, VITAMIN D PILLS DON’T HELP PREVENT GROWTHS THAT CAN LEAD TO COLON CANCER
It’s the latest setback among many for efforts to prevent disease through vitamin supplements.
8. 26 ELEPHANTS POISONED BY POACHERS IN NATIONAL PARK IN ZIMBAWE
The carcasses are discovered just days after 14 other elephants were found dead at the park, also from cyanide poisoning.
9. WHERE BINGE-WATCHING TREND IS SLOWING
In the U.S., Netflix gained 880,000 subscribers in the third quarter, below the 1.15 million customers the company had predicted.
10. TORONTO DOWNS TEXAS IN DECIDING GAME 5 OF ALCS
The 6-3 win propels the Blue Jays to their first American League Championship Series in more than two decades.