Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. WHO CAME OUT A WINNER AFTER QUICK RELEASE OF US SAILORS
The rapid resolution of the potential crisis is a victory for Iran’s moderate president, Hassan Rouhani, who has promoted greater openness with the outside world.
2. DISMAL START TO YEAR ON WALL STREET GETS WORSE
Stocks tumble again on fears of a global slowdown and alarm over plummeting oil prices.
3. WHAT’S RIPPLE EFFECT OF POWERBALL MANIA
Calls to the National Council on Problem Gambling’s help line soar, largely because of interest in the huge jackpot, the director of the Washington-based group says.
4. JEB BUSH VOWS TO STAY THE COURSE
He tells the AP he’s still a viable candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, though he continues to lag in the polls.
5. PENTAGON HOMES IN ON FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE
Defense Secretary Ash Carter lays out broad plans to defeat the militants and retake the group’s key power centers in Iraq and Syria.
6. AVALANCHE IN FRENCH ALPS KILLS THREE
Among the dead are two students skiing with a high school group that had ventured into a closed area of the slopes.
7. GE MOVING GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS TO BOSTON
The company’s departure from its sprawling campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, comes several months after the firm complained after the Connecticut’s taxes.
8. HOW US EMPLOYERS ARE TRYING TO LURE, KEEP YOUNG WORKERS
The latest perk? Helping young employees with their student loans.
9. AL JAZEERA AMERICA SHUTTING DOWN
The cable news channel, which launched 2 ½ years ago, had trouble persuading cable and satellite companies to carry it, and viewers to watch.
10. BROWNS SNATCH HUE JACKSON FROM CINCINNATI
Jackson, the Bengals’ offensive coordinator, becomes the struggling Browns’ eighth head coach since 1999 and sixth since 2008.
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