10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
Heavy rain and powerful winds lash Puerto Rico as the hurricane, packing 185-mph winds, stays on course for a possible direct hit on south Florida.
Trump blithely overrules his party’s congressional leaders to cut a deal with Democrats to fund the government and raise the federal borrowing limit.
Francis receives a spirited welcome to Colombia as he begins a five-day visit aimed at helping heal the wounds and divisions left by Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict.
Oregonians are mourning the devastation of the scenic gorge’s day trails, swimming holes and dozens of crystalline waterfalls.
The California board’s decision to release Leslie Van Houten now goes through a review process in which the governor could reverse it.
Voters in the prosperous Catalonia region will be asked to choose in less than a month if they want to secede from Spain.
The 25-ton bronze sphere damaged by the collapsing World Trade Center is now at its permanent home overlooking the rebuilt site in lower Manhattan.
Scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons tell right away if they have removed all of a patient’s cancer cells, rather than having them wait for lab results.
New England will hoist its fifth Super Bowl banner before its game against Kansas City, the NFL’s season opener.
For the first time since 1981, all the women’s semifinalists at the U.S. Open — Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens, CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys — are American.