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. WHO’S DISPLACING ANDREW JACKSON ON $20 BILL

Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American on U.S. paper money and the first woman to be depicted on a bill in 100 years.

2. FLINT WATER CRISIS BECOMES CRIMINAL CASE

Two state regulators and a city employee are charged with official misconduct, evidence-tampering and other offenses over the lead contamination that has alarmed the nation.

3. WHAT MESSAGE TRUMP, CLINTON ARE SENDING TO FOES

Plunging into campaigning for the next string of presidential primaries, both front-runners insist that their rivals can’t possibly catch them.

4. VW REACHES DEAL WITH US IN CHEATING SCANDAL

The automaker will spend just over $1 billion to compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that cheat on emissions tests, a person briefed on the matter tells the AP.

5. WHOSE HELP OBAMA IS SEEKING IN BATTLING EXTREMISTS

The president meets with Saudi King Salman as the U.S. pushes reluctant Persian Gulf nations to step up the fight against the Islamic State group.

6. HIGH TOLL FEARED IN LATEST MIGRANT DISASTER

As many as 500 people are believed to have drowned after a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy.

7. WHY MORE CUBANS ARE FLEEING TO AMERICA

Fear is rampant that the U.S. will end preferential immigration for Cubans now that relations between the two countries are being normalized.

8. STUDY EXPLORES AMERICAN VIEWS ON GLOBAL WARMING

Warming has mostly made the weather more pleasant for Americans over the last 40 years — which may explain why much of the public doesn’t rank climate change as a major threat.

9. JENNIFER ANISTON IS PEOPLE’S ‘MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN’

“I thought, ‘Oh my God,'” the 46-year-old actress tells People in this week’s cover story upon hearing the news. “There was this sort of very excited, teenage-y kind of moment.”

10. ESPN FIRES CURT SCHILLING

The termination follows comments on Facebook about transgender people posted by the network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher.

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