Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, from AP:
1. HOW OBAMA IS WOOING THE GOP
His latest tactic in the budget battle: invite key senators over for dinner.
Tens of thousands turn out as Chavez’s casket is carried on an hours-long procession through the streets.
3. WORKER KILLED AT REFUGE FOR BIG CATS
A female intern-volunteer at a private wild animal park in California is fatally mauled by a lion.
4. BLOCK THAT PICK
5. PEACEKEEPERS SWEPT UP IN SYRIA’S CIVIL WAR
Twenty members of a U.N. peacekeeping team are detained by armed fighters linked to the opposition.
6. JEB BUSH‘S ‘NO WAY’ BECOMES ‘MAYBE’
The ex-Florida governor signals that he might run for president in 2016 after all.
7. IN BIRTHPLACE OF CHRISTIANITY, FAITH DYING
8. BUSINESSES COURT GAY CLIENTELE
More gay ads are appearing, nearly two decades after Ikea’s TV spot featuring a gay couple prompted bomb threats.
9. WHERE A RUSSIAN BALLET STAR IS APPEARING NEXT
Pavel Dmitrichenko is due in court Thursday, accused of masterminding an acid attack that burned the Bolshoi Theater‘s artistic director.
10. NYC SENDS A WARNING, LOUD AND CLEAR
City’s latest public health campaign focuses on the hazards of cranked-up earphones.
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