10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
   
1. SECURITY CONCERNS AS MUSLIMS CELEBRATE EID
   
Millions began ushering in the end of Ramadan with prayers and feasts, while mortar rounds hit a district in Syria where Assad attended prayers.
   
2. PENTAGON MAY GRANT BENEFITS TO SAME-SEX COUPLES
   
The AP obtains a memo that would allow same-sex spouses of military members to receive access to health and welfare programs, but wouldn't cover unmarried partners.
   
3. SNOWDEN FINAL STRAW IN US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
   
Obama backed out of a summit with Putin after failing to reach agreement on several disputes including Syria, global security and American adoption of Russian children.
   
4. RULING AWAITS FORT HOOD DEFENDANT
   
Defense lawyers say Maj. Nidal Hasan is trying to get a death sentence while representing himself.
   
5. WHO WON POWERBALL JACKPOT
   
Three tickets - two from New Jersey and one from Minnesota - matched the winning numbers for the $448 million drawing.
   
6. SUSPECTED ABDUCTOR HAD CRUSH ON CALIF. TEEN
   
Friends of the 16-year-old kidnapped girl say the man wanted in the death of her mother had said he would date the teen if they were the same age.
   
7. RAGING WILDFIRE HAMPERS EVACUATION
   
The southern California blaze blocked both ends of a highway, temporarily trapping some deputies and residents trying to evacuate.
   
8. HOW BLOOD SUGAR AFFECTS YOUR BRAIN
   
Scientists say higher levels seem to raise the risk of dementia.
   
9. THE SAFEST SMALL CAR TO CRASH IN
   
A safety group gave the two- and four-door Honda Civic models high marks in front-end crash tests. The Nissan Sentra and two Kia models rated "poor."
   
10. UNION APPEALS A-ROD PENALTY
   
Baseball's players association sent Rodriguez' 211-game suspension to an independent arbitrator.

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