10 Things to Know for Thursday

By The Associated Press | July 17, 2015 | 10:06 PM EDT

In this photo taken on May 13, 2015, Japan's National Stadium is dismantled for the renovation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, in Tokyo. Japan's government is on the defensive as criticism mounts over the spiraling cost to build the main stadium for the 2020 Summer Games. Newly appointed Olympics Minister Toshiaki Endo acknowledged on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 that the latest estimate of 252 billion yen ($2 billion) represents a "substantial increase" from the initial estimate of 162.5 billion yen. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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

1. OBAMA DEFENDS IRAN DEAL AGAINST CRITICS

In Congress, resistance is coming not only from Republicans, but also from the president's fellow Democrats.

2. GREEK PARLIAMENT PASSES AUSTERITY BILL

The measure is the first step Greece must take to begin negotiations with creditors on a bailout of about 85 billion euros ($93 billion).

3. TRUMP PEGS HIS PERSONAL FORTUNE AT $10 BILLION

If the figure is accurate, The Donald is the wealthiest person ever to run for president, far surpassing the likes of Ross Perot, Steve Forbes or Mitt Romney.

4. HOW NEW PICTURES ARE CHANGING SCIENTISTS' NOTIONS ABOUT PLUTO

Long-awaited images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft suggest that the dwarf planet is not a dead ice ball but rather is geologically active.

5. LAWMAKERS RESPOND TO ANTI-ABORTION GROUP'S SECRETLY RECORDED VIDEO

Three Republican-led House committees say they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses — an accusation the organization denies.

6. WHERE CUSTOMER SERVICE HAS HIT A NEW LOW

For long stretches during the tax season, fewer than 10 percent of callers could get through to an IRS help line, a watchdog group says.

7. JURORS DELIBERATING FATE OF COLORADO THEATER GUNMAN

Attorneys for James Holmes are asking for a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors say he should be convicted of murder and executed.

8. WHICH KIDS' BOOKS ARE ATTRACTING AN ADULT AUDIENCE

Coloring books for older buyers are a growing trend.

9. PIONEERING TV JOURNALIST DIES AT 84

Marlene Sanders was the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast in 1964 when she filled in for Ron Cochran at ABC News.

10. JORDAN SPIETH CHASING HISTORY AT BRITISH OPEN

The 21-year-old has already won the Masters and U.S. Open this year. Only Ben Hogan in 1953 won both those tournaments and the British Open in the same year.