10 Things to Know for Today

Staff Writer

The Associated Press

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

1. FRENCH OFFICIAL IDENTIFIES SUSPECTED MASTERMIND OF PARIS ATTACKS

Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud is also reportedly linked to thwarted attacks on a Paris-bound high-speed train and Paris area church.

2. WORLD LEADERS PRESSED FOR RESPONSE TO PARIS ATTACKS

The Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations is set to outline its coordinated response at a summit in Turkey.

3. NEW IDEAS TO TACKLE SYRIA REFUGEE CRISIS

The central approach: Rather than struggle to gather waning humanitarian aid, invest billions raised on financial markets to develop the overburdened Mideast nations hosting them, like Lebanon and Jordan.

4. HOW GOP REACTS TO PARIS ATTACKS

The tragedy intensifies Republican opposition to letting thousands of Syrian refugees come to the United States.

5. MOBSTERS HUNGRY FOR ROME'S EATERIES

Italian officials launch a series of investigations in which mafia clans are suspected of buying up Roman tourist restaurants to launder cocaine profits.

6. WHICH ENERGY SOURCE IS NOT GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON

Demand for coal is leveling off, but it is here to stay for decades, no matter how many billions of dollars of investment go into cleaner energy like wind and solar.

7. WHO MIGHT GO TO NORTH KOREA

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Pyongyang this week for a possible meeting with leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean news report says.

8. PROTESTS ERUPT AFTER BLACK MAN SHOT BY POLICE IN MINNEAPOLIS

"We have been saying for a significant amount of time that Minneapolis is one bullet away from Ferguson," says Jason Sole, chair of the Minneapolis NAACP's committee.

9. MORE STUDENTS COME TO US COLLEGES FROM CHINA, INDIA

Meanwhile, the number of Americans studying abroad grows by only 5 percent, falling short of expectations.

10. GOOGLE ANTSY AS CALIFORNIA SLOW ON SELF-DRIVING CAR RULES

State regulators want the company to prove these vehicles of the future already drive as safely as people.

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