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. HARDLINERS PICKED FOR HOMELAND SECURITY, EPA
Trump embraces two new Cabinet officers whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric on immigration and the environment.
2. DEAD REMEMBERED AT PEARL HARBOR
Thousands observe a moment of silence before fighter jets streak across the sky on the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the U.S. into World War II.
3. SYRIAN TROOPS MAKE GAINS IN ALEPPO
Assad's forces capture new neighborhoods around the city center as rebel factions now face a punishing defeat.
4. EARTHQUAKE DISPLACES THOUSANDS IN INDONESIA
The quake, responsible for about 100 deaths, forces thousands of survivors in Aceh province to take refuge in mosques and temporary shelters.
5. WHERE FIGHT OVER IMMUNIZATIONS LOOMS
In Texas, rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons are climbing.
6. TWO JUVENILES CHARGED IN TENNESSEE WILDFIRE
Both face aggravated arson charges in the blaze that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings.
7. WHAT'S POSSIBLE FIX FOR CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
Scientists are on the trail of a potential antidote - an injected "scavenger" that promises to trap and remove the deadly gas from blood within minutes.
8. SUNNY DAY ON WALL STREET
The Dow and S&P 500 soar to their biggest gains since the U.S. presidential election and set all-time highs.
9. JUDGE REFUSES BRAD PITT'S REQUEST TO SEAL CUSTODY FILINGS
The actor said he wanted the documents kept secret to protect the privacy of his and estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt's six children.
10. WHY CUBA ISN'T SUCH A HOT TICKET
Demand for trips to the island may be flattening as hotel prices soar and concern grows that new restrictions could be imposed when Trump takes office.