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10 things to know for today, Dec. 10

By The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. ART DIDN’T IMITATE LIFE – SENATE REPORT SAYS TORTURE DIDN’T HELP BIN LADEN HUNT

Investigators discredit long-held CIA assertion, which was also depicted in the film “Zero Dark Thirty,” that so-called enhanced interrogation techniques helped locate the al-Qaida leader.

2. OBAMA STRUGGLES TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM BUSH LEGACY

The Senate CIA report brings the brutal practices under the former president back into the public domain, overshadowing the current administration’s moves to curb torture.

3. PALESTINIAN OFFICIAL DIES AFTER ISRAEL TROOP CLASH

Cabinet member Ziad Abu Ain died shortly after a West Bank protest in which witnesses say Israeli troops fired tear gas at him and dozens of Palestinians marchers.

4. EBOLA PATIENT ZERO BRINGS STIGMA TO GUINEAN VILLAGE

A two-year-old boy was the first victim of the current outbreak in West Africa. His hometown is struggling with the grief, poverty and desertion that the disease has brought.

5. NOBEL LAUREATE MALALA PREDICTS CHANGE IS COMING

In an interview with The Associated Press, Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai says she hopes that her prize will inspire young girls all over the world to fight for their rights.

6. FINAL HOURS FOR HONG KONG DEMOCRACY PROTEST CAMP

Demonstrators vow to stay until the last minute before authorities clear them from their encampment in a busy business district.

7. CONGRESS TESTS SPENDING BILL

A massive $1.1 trillion proposal would avert a government shutdown. But both Democrats and Republicans have misgivings about its details.

8. WHOSE VERDICT CAN BE APPEALED

A South African judge gives the go-ahead for prosecutors to appeal the acquittal of double-amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius on murder charges.

9. HUMPBACKS FLOCKING TO NYC WATERS

Naturalists are marveling at the frequent sightings of one of the biggest species ever to live on the planet within miles of the Empire State Building.

10. NFL’S CAM NEWTON INJURED

The Panthers quarterback suffers fractures to his lower back in a two-vehicle crash near the team’s stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Elections

Local Democrats call to ‘turn the state blue’ during virtual office reopening

Education

Catawba gets high marks in U.S. News and World rankings for fifth year

Business

China Grove soap store sets sights on expansion into Kannapolis

News

Charlotte, UNC game canceled after 49ers place players in quarantine

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 18

Coronavirus

County sees ninth COVID-19 death this week, more than 30 cases reported

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper announces schools can move K-5 to plan A; school board vote needed locally

Local

Wet weather brings crashes, traffic to standstill on interstate

Crime

Salisbury man victim of Facebook scam, duped out of $2,000

Crime

Two charged after fight outside Salisbury home

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools ships out thousands of old devices for refurbishing

Education

Caught in the infodemic: NC school policies frustrated by scientific challenges

East Spencer

East Spencer to hold community day, provide free food, supplies

Education

Shoutouts

Landis

Landis officials provide plan for COVID-19 funds, discuss town’s financial position

Education

Blattner brought technology into schools before it was cool

Education

State has slight decline in SAT scores

Local

New environmental specialists begin work on backlog soil evaluations

Local

Friends, colleagues say Seay left his mark on Rowan judicial system

Elections

Rep. Howard says ‘still work to be done’ as she seeks 17th term in House

Nation/World

Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

Nation/World

‘Nothing left in the bucket’: Wildfire resources run thin

Nation/World

At least 1 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane Sally

Crime

Blotter: Sheriff’s Office seeking information in shootout