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

1. HOW OBAMA MIGHT DRIVE GUN CONTROL

Some steps could be taken through executive action — without the approval of Congress.

2. PRISONER SWAP HIGHLIGHTS A LARGER DILEMMA

Rebels and the Syrian government exchange captives, but tens of thousands of detainees are still languishing in the Assad regime's prisons.

3. A SURE SIGN THE TAX CODE IS TOO COMPLICATED

American businesses and individuals devote six billion hours a year to filing their taxes, a watchdog group calculates.

4. WHY LIKELY TREASURY NOMINEE NEEDS TO WORK ON HIS PENMANSHIP

Jack Lew's signature — which would appear on all U. S. dollar bills — amounts to little more than seven loopy scribbles.

5. THE BIG CHANGE APPLE IS SAID TO BE CONSIDERING

By cutting the price of the iPhone, the tech giant could claim a larger market share in poorer countries and undercut its main rival, Google's Android.

6. HAMAS' FLAGSHIP UNIVERSITY OFFERING DIPLOMA IN HEBREW

With Jews living next to Palestinians, "we have to understand their language," says an official in the Isamic militant group's government.

7. DOZENS INJURED IN TWO NEW YORK ACCIDENTS

First a commuter ferry crashes into a pier. Then a crane collapses at a construction site.

8. FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS WASTE GIFT CARDS

If you're not happy about the store your gift card is from, you have options.

9. HEALTHY IS THE NEW BEAUTIFUL

A new Israeli law sets weight minimums for fashion models, with the aim of discouraging anorexia and bulimia.

10. STEROIDS CAST A LONG SHADOW

For only the second time in four decades, no player is selected for baseball's Hall of Fame.

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