10 Things to Know for Thursday

By The Associated Press | July 10, 2015 | 10:25 AM EDT

In this photo released on June 23, 2015, by a website of Islamic State militants, an Islamic State militant fires artillery against Syrian government forces in Hama city, Syria. Special troops called "Inghemasiyoun," Arabic for "those who immerse themselves," are possibly the deadliest weapon in the extremist group's arsenal: Fanatical and disciplined, they infiltrate their targets, unleash mayhem and fight to the death. (Militant website via AP)

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

1. TECH GLITCHES CAUSE HAVOC

The apparently unrelated technical difficulties upend service at United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange and the Wall Street Journal.

2. MEDICARE TO PAY DOCTORS TO COUNSEL PATIENTS ABOUT END-OF-LIFE CARE

It's a turnabout for an idea that sparked accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor over Obama's health care law.

3. HOW GREECE INTENDS TO AVOID FINANCIAL CHAOS

Athens is pledging to enact tax and pension reforms in exchange for another round of loans from Europe's bailout fund.

4. MAYOR FIRES BALTIMORE'S POLICE COMMISSIONER

She says a spike in homicides in the weeks after an unarmed black man died of injuries in police custody requires a change in leadership.

5. HOUSE PASSES REWRITE OF 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND' LAW

The measure would dramatically lessen the role the U.S. government plays in education policy for the nation's public schools.

6. BOKO HAREM OFFERS TO FREE KIDNAPPED GIRLS

In exchange for the captive Chibok girls, the extremists ask the Nigerian government to release detained militant leaders.

7. US GOVERNMENT WANTS SAFEGUARDS FOR GAS LINES

The Obama administration is seeking to significantly expand a requirement that utilities install inexpensive safety valves on gas lines across the U.S. following deadly fires and explosions.

8. WHAT'S COMMON FATE OF FITNESS TRACKERS

Trackers such as Fitbit continue to sell well — but many owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty wears off. .

9. TOM SELLECK ACCUSED OF STEALING WATER FOR RANCH

A tanker truck filled up at a hydrant more than a dozen times and hauled water to a 60-acre ranch owned by the actor in drought-stricken California's Ventura County, authorities allege.

10. WHO'S WITHDRAWING FROM BRITISH OPEN

Rory McIlroy, the world's No. 1 golfer, pulls out with an ankle injury. It's the first time in 61 years that the defending champion won't be playing.