Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. TRUMP MOCKS CRITICS AND SAYS HE’LL ACCEPT ELECTION RESULTS IF HE WINS
The Republican said he reserves the right to contest questionable results, deepening his unsubstantiated assertions that the race against Hillary Clinton could be rigged against him.
2. IRAQI SPECIAL FORCES JOIN BATTLE FOR MOSUL IN MAJOR BATTLE ESCALATION
The U.S. military announced the first American combat death since the operation began, a service member who died from wounds sustained in a road side bombing.
3. TURKEY ESCALATES OFFENSIVE AGAINST KURDISH FIGHTERS IN NORTHERN SYRIA
The move complicates the battle against the Islamic state group by Turkey and the U.S., both NATO allies.
4. CLINTON AND TRUMP SIT DOWN FOR AWKWARD NEW YORK CITY DINNER
The rivals declined to shake hands as they entered the room for the annual Al Smith dinner, where they sat with just one seat between them, filled by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
5. WHAT THE EPA’S INSPECTOR GENERAL SAID ABOUT THE FLINT WATER CRISIS
The Environmental Protection Agency had sufficient authority and information to issue an emergency order to protect residents from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015.
6. BRITAIN PARDONS THOUSANDS OF MEN CONVICTED UNDER OLD ANTI-GAY LAWS
Calls for a general pardon had been building since World War II codebreaker Alan Turing was awarded a posthumous royal pardon in 2013.
7. WHY VENEZUELA SUSPENDED THE RECALL CAMPAIGN AGAINST PRESIDENT MADURO
The government-stacked electoral council said that process will be postponed after state courts found that an earlier stage of the petition drive was marred by fraud.
8. MILWAUKEE COP WHO FATALLY SHOT BLACK MAN CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT
The alleged victim told police on Aug. 15 that Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown had sexually assaulted him while off duty.
9. HAWAII LAWMAKERS MEET TO DISCUSS CONDITIONS AMONG LONGLINE FISHING FLEET
The meeting followed an Associated Press investigation which found that some fishermen have been confined to vessels for years.
10. WHO TAKES THE MOUND FOR THE CHICAGO CUBS IN GAME 5 OF NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
With the series tied 2-2, Jon Lester goes up against rookie Kenta Maeda of the Los Angeles Dodgers.