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. WHAT ORLANDO GUNMAN WAS DOING DURING HIS FINAL HOURS

Omar Mateen apparently made a series of Facebook posts in which he raged against the “filthy ways of the west.” That’s according to a Senate committee.

2. SECURITY INDUSTRY GETS SCRUTINY

Mateen’s job as a security guard raises questions about how applicants are screened.

3. WHY THERE’S A FILIBUSTER IN CONGRESS

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy says he’ll stay on the Senate floor to force a vote on gun control legislation.

4. WHO IS ENTERING UNCHARTED TERRITORY

Donald Trump’s accusation that President Barack Obama is prioritizing U.S. enemies over Americans only complicates life for Republican officials struggling with whether to fully embrace their presumptive nominee.

5. WHERE A GHASTLY SEARCH HAS ENDED

The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy, who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged underwater, is recovered.

6. EGYPT SAYS IT HAS SPOTTED PLANE’S RUINS

Inspectors say they have images of the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that was flying from Paris to Cairo before crashing into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board.

7. STUDY APPEARS TO CONFIRM ZIKA’S GREATEST RISK TO INFANTS COMES EARLY IN PREGNANCY

Pregnant women infected later had babies with no apparent birth defects.

8. SOUTH AFRICA MARKS 40 YEARS SINCE SOWETO UPRISING

The deadly shooting of black students during protests against the harsh separation of races known as apartheid changed the country, but a deep and uncomfortable separation remains.

9. SCIENTISTS HEAR THE SOUND OF EINSTEIN’S PREDICTION COMING TO LIFE

Astronomers detect the echoes of more crashing black holes — a second gravitational wave from the warp in the fabric in the cosmos, which Albert Einstein predicted a century ago in his theory of general relativity.

10. COFFEE KICKS CANCER

Java has been struck from the list of possible cancer-causing agents, but the World Health Organization warns that drinking any “very hot” beverage could be risky.