10 THINGS TO KNOW FOR TODAY
1. CHARLOTTE MOSTLY PEACEFUL ON THIRD NIGHT OF PROTESTS
Demonstrations over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott give way to quiet streets after the city enacts a curfew and National Guard members protect office buildings.
2. SWIFT LEGAL ACTION IN TULSA
Less than a week after Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, was shot dead by a white police officer, prosecutors charge Officer Betty Shelby with first-degree manslaughter.
3. SYRIAN GOVERNMENT FORCES RESUME INTENSE BOMBING CAMPAIGN
Airstrikes in Syria's rebel-held Aleppo districts intensify - among the targets, the renowned volunteer civil defense group known as the White Helmets.
4. FOR TRUMP, A BALANCING ACT
The Republican is seeking to show law-and-order toughness along with empathy for African-Americans as he criticizes violent protests in the wake of fatal police shootings.
5. NEW LAWS, RULINGS COULD CAUSE ELECTION DAY CONFUSION
For more than 120 million Americans, voting rules are determined by states and counties, so geography - and local politics - largely determine how easy it is to register and cast a ballot.
6. HACK DOESN'T SEND MESSAGE YAHOO NEEDED
The tech giant has been struggling for years to keep people coming back to its digital services such as email, and the hacking of at least 500 million accounts won't help.
7. RAHAMI'S FATHER SAYS HE TOLD FBI THAT SON HAD 'BECOME BAD'
Mohammad Rahami tells the AP the suspected Manhattan bomber's personality changed after visiting Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2013.
8. GRITTY INDIANA TOWN'S HOUSING COMPLEX CONTAMINATED
The mayor's order to evacuate 1,000 residents in East Chicago because of lead contamination should not have come as a surprise, as public documents and news coverage show the problem was known for decades.
9. WHO WOULD BENEFIT MEDICALLY UNDER A NEW ADMINISTRATION
A new study by the Commonwealth Fund finds that Trump would cause about 20 million people to lose health care coverage while Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million.
10. THIRD-STRINGER LEADS PATS TO BIG WIN
Jacoby Brissett, filling-in for injured backup Jimmy Garoppolo, had a 27-yard touchdown run in his first NFL start and New England beats the Houston Texans 27-0.