10 Things to Know for Thursday

By The Associated Press

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

1. EGYPT AWAITS HIGH COURT RULING ON ELECTIONS

Hundreds of police and troops stand at the ready as the jurists prepare to rule on whether it is constitutional to ban regime figures from the election.

2. ROMNEY AND OBAMA BATTLE IT OUT IN THE BUCKEYE STATE

Both are offering Ohio voters their vision on how to fix the economy as the president speaks at an Ohio community college at 12:45 p.m. and his GOP opponent speaks in Cleveland at 12:50 p.m.

3. CALL IT `CHECKS AND THE CITY’

President Obama is banking on celebrity support with fundraisers hosted by entertainers like one being held at Sarah Jessica Parker’s New York home at 5:45 tonight.

4. ALL EYES ARE ON GERMANY AS EURO FACES DANGER

The question is what Chancellor Angela Merkel will do to save Europe’s union from collapse.

5. COUGARS ARE BACK

A new study says there have been 178 scientific confirmed sightings of the wildcats in the Midwestern U.S. and some Canadian provinces.

6. FALLING BOULDERS FORCE CLOSURES AT YOSEMITE

The National Park Service officially announces a new “hazard zone” at the park during a morning news conference.

7. PROSECUTION STARTS TO WIND DOWN CASE AGAINST SANDUSKY

Testimony is expected to resume this morning after five victims took the stand this week in the child sexual abuse trial of the former Penn. State assistant coach.

8. PUNISHMENT PHASE STARTS FOR TEXAS MAN CONVICTED OF MURDER

The jury rejected the retired firefighter’s argument that he was within his rights to gun down a neighbor so testimony starts on his sentencing hearing at 10:30 a.m.

9. TEXAS TYCOON TO LEARN PUNISHMENT FOR HIS $7 BILLION PONZI SCHEME

Prosecutors want to send R. Allen Stanford to prison for the rest of his life at an 11 a.m. sentencing hearing for his conviction on 14-fraud-related counts.

10. MATT CAIN PITCHES A PERFECT ONE FOR SAN FRANCISCO

The 125-pitch masterpiece was the first in the Giants franchise history and the 22nd in major league history.