10 things to know for Friday, Oct. 5

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

1. JOBS REPORT LIKELY A MIXED BAG
  Experts predict the economy added more jobs in September but that the unemployment rate ticked up too. ECONOMY

2. TURKEY STRIKES INCREASE REGIONAL VOLATILITY
The battle to oust Syria’s Assad has deepened sectarian rifts in Lebanon and Iraq, raised tensions along the frontier with Israel and emboldened Kurdish separatists in Turkey. SYRIA-SPILLOVER

3. SEARCH IS ON FOR MENINGITIS VICTIMS
Clinics, medical centers around the U.S. rush to contact perhaps thousands of patients who may have received tainted injections for back pain. MENINGITIS OUTBREAK

4. HOW THIRD-PARTY CANDIDATES FACTOR IN ELECTION
Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race. Yet in a tight race that likely will be won or lost at the margins, even blips can be a big deal. THIRD-PARTY FACTOR

5. SAFETY OF PARASAILING COMES INTO FOCUS
Victims’ families say tougher regulation and penalties might make it safer, but operators say equipment upgrades and basic maintenance would do the trick. PARASAILING ACCIDENTS

6. THE MYSTERY BEHIND “REBECCA”
A planned Broadway musical of the psychological thriller based on a 1938 novel collapses amid questions of financial backing, a plot twist that prompts an FBI inquiry. BROADWAY MYSTERY

7. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY GETTING LITTLE SUPPORT
As 34 states fail to meet the law’s conditions, some say it costs too much to implement and others have doubts about how it works. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

8. STUDY: FREE BIRTH CONTROL LOWERS ABORTIONS, TEEN BIRTHS
The finding comes as millions of women are beginning to get access to contraception without copays under Obama’s health care law. HEALTHBEAT-FREE BIRTH CONTROL

9. JAY-Z LAUNCHING YOUTUBE CHANNEL
The rapper will debut Life and Times with the live-streaming of the last of his eight concerts at New York City’s Barclays Center. PEOPLE-JAY-Z

10. NFL LOSES ANOTHER UNDEFEATED TEAM
Robert Quinn has three of the Rams’ nine sacks and St. Louis sends the Arizona Cardinals to the ranks of the beaten with a 17-3 victory. CARDINALS-RAMS

 



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