Friday, October 21
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. TRUMP, CLINTON TRADE BARBS AS ROAST TURNS BITTER
Many at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner turn on the Republican nominee midway through his remarks and shower him with jeers.
2. MILITANTS ATTACK POLICE COMPOUND IN NORTHERN IRAQ
The assault in Kirkuk is claimed by the Islamic State group and likely aimed at diverting the authorities' attention for the battle to retake Mosul.
3. EGYPT'S FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC MILITANCY MAKES ENEMIES
The decision to make fighting Islamic militants its overriding foreign policy objective brings Cairo closer to the Syrian president, Russia and Iran, in turn antagonizing its traditional Arab allies like Saudi Arabia.
4. BLACK PANTHERS LOOK BACK AT PARTY'S FOUNDING
Its 50th anniversary comes as the U.S. grapples anew with fatal encounters between African-Americans and law enforcement.
5. WHERE SAMARITANS PROVIDE A SANCTUARY
In a tense corner of the West Bank, a village of Samaritans connects Israelis and Palestinians even as violence drives them apart.
6. WHICH COUNTRY TO WITHDRAW FROM INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
South Africa decides to leave the tribunal following a dispute over a visit by the Sudanese president, who is wanted by the ICC.
7. WHO BREAKS DOWN BARRIERS TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE
Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box by offering items like dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and characters with a range of skin tones.
8. 'QUEEN OF KATWE' STIRS HOPE IN SLUM WHERE FILM WAS BORN
Poverty in Kampala can drive young people to despair or even violence, but chess is seen as a way out, and some locals cheer "a truly Ugandan story of hope."
9. RAISING VEGAN BABY
Parents who are raising their kids vegan say cases of abuse are not about veganism, but about neglect.
10. MASCOT HALL OF FAME GIVES CHEERLEADERS A SPOTLIGHT
At the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Indiana six candidates will be put on a ballot for induction at a groundbreaking ceremony.