Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. CLINTON KNOCKS ‘OUTLANDISH TRUMPIAN IDEAS’ IN POLICY SPEECH
She portrays her Republican rival as untrustworthy on economic issues and pushing policies that would only benefit the super-wealthy — himself included.
2. TRUMP STRAYS FROM TRADEMARK BRAVADO
He acknowledges that his presidential campaign is facing challenges and could ultimately fall short.
3. AMERICAN SIMONE BILES SHINES UNDER OLYMPIC SPOTLIGHT
The 19-year-old gymnast soars to the women’s all-around title, putting the gap between herself and the rest of the world on full display.
4. AMERICAN SWIMMERS MAKE HISTORY
Simone Manuel becomes the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming, while Michael Phelps defeats American rival Ryan Lochte to become the first swimmer ever to win the same event at four straight Olympics.
5. WHAT’S COMPLICATING US-BACKED MILITARY EFFORTS TO RETAKE SYRIAN TOWN
The Islamic State group is using hundreds of residents as human shields, laying mines and shooting those trying to flee Manjib in northern Syria.
6. FEDERAL JUDGES STRIKE DOWN NORTH CAROLINA VOTING DISTRICTS
The ruling declares that 19 House and nine Senate districts are illegal racial gerrymanders, six months after another panel struck down the state’s congressional districts for similar reasons.
7. HOW EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT IS REINING IN CLERICS
Imams at state-run mosques are now required to read pre-written sermons distributed by the Religious Endowments Ministry.
8. US GOVERNMENT WON’T RECLASSIFY POT
The Obama administration decides marijuana will remain on the list of most dangerous drugs, but says it will allow more research into its medical uses.
9. WHICH ANIMAL LIVES TO RIPEST OLD AGE
Scientists calculate that Greenland sharks are Earth’s longest living animals with backbones. One lived an estimated 400 years.
10. ELDEST SON OF NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING WRITER DIES AT 72
Thomas Steinbeck, son of John Steinbeck, was a prominent author and screenwriter in his own right.