10 things to know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. FEDS FOIL ISLAMIC STATE PLOT
Two men are charged with plotting to help the extremist group while a third is accused of providing funding to it.
2. HOMELAND SECURITY BILL ADVANCES IN SENATE
Two days from a partial agency shutdown, the House can't decide what to do about funding the agency while senators are set to vote on renewing its budget.
3. MUSLIM GROUP SAYS MASKED MILITANT SHOWN IN VIDEOS LOOKS LIKE LONDON RESIDENT
An organization that works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services says the man known as "Jihadi John" bears a striking resemblance with a man named Mohammed Emwazi.
4. ACTIVISTS: NUMBER OF CHRISTIANS ABDUCTED BY IS RISES TO 220
A Syrian human rights monitor says the militants abducted dozens more people from the Assyrian minority in the northeast of the country as they raided 33 villages in recent days.
5. POT NOW LEGAL IN WASHINGTON DC
The District of Columbia has defied threats from Congress and moved forward with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative.
6. HOW THE FCC WANTS TO PROTECT NET NEUTRALITY
New rules would regulate internet service providers to make sure they act in the "public interest."
7. WHERE IT IS NOW LEGAL TO CHEAT ON YOUR SPOUSE
South Korea has abolished a law that criminalized adultery, sending the stock of a local condom maker soaring.
8. SETTLERS POSE AN ELECTORAL DILEMMA IN ISRAEL
Hundreds of thousands of Jews living in the occupied West Bank are eligible to vote in Israeli elections even though they don't live within the Jewish state.
9. WHO TOOK A TUMBLE AT BRITISH MUSIC AWARDS
Madonna says she's fine after slipping down several stairs while performing at the Brit Awards in London.
10. LATEST INJURY TO DEREK ROSE HITS BULLS HARD
He'll have surgery on his right knee for the second straight year - on the heels of a season he missed entirely following a torn left ACL.
— Associated Press