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. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP DEPLOYING TERROR CELLS IN EUROPE

The group has sent at least 400 attackers to the continent with orders to find the right time, place and method to carry out their missions, officials tell the AP.

2. HOW BRUSSELS SUICIDE BOMBER SLIPPED THROUGH AUTHORITIES’ GRASP

One of the attackers, named months ago by Turkey as a foreign terrorist fighter, was apparently allowed to go free after Belgian authorities failed to establish any ties to extremism.

3. AUSTRALIA: MOZAMBIQUE DEBRIS ‘HIGHLY LIKELY’ FROM FLIGHT 370

The two pieces believed to be from the missing Malaysian jetliner were found separately in the Indian Ocean by an American adventurer and a South African teenager.

4. SPRING BLIZZARD FRUSTRATES TRAVELERS

Snow blown by gusts up to 50 mph closes the Denver airport and shuts down hundreds of miles of highway in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.

5. WHERE GOP NOMINEE COULD BE CROWNED

The June 7 primary in California – which awards 172 delegates, the most of any state – could prove decisive in the Republican presidential race.

6. SYRIAN TROOPS POISED TO RETAKE HISTORIC TOWN

Government forces seize high ground around Palmyra, home to impressive Roman-era ruins that have been under assault by the Islamic State group.

7. FORMER POLITICIAN’S ALLEGED VICTIM COULD GO PUBLIC

A man who says he was sexually abused by Dennis Hastert is leaning toward testifying at the ex-House speaker’s sentencing, prosecutors say.

8. WHAT’S ON HORIZON IN FIELD OF ENCRYPTION

It’s almost certain that tech companies will keep increasing the security of their products – perhaps making it impossible for them to answer government demands for customer data.

9. US SCHOOLS ACCUSED OF OVERREACH

Colleges trying to crack down on campus sexual assault are finding themselves slammed with lawsuits from men who say they were unfairly expelled or otherwise punished.

10. JOE GARAGIOLA DIES AT 90

The former big league catcher thrived post-retirement as a glib baseball broadcaster and fixture on the “Today” show.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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