Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. MYANMAR’S SUU KYI RECEIVES CONGRESS’ GOLD MEDAL
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell praises the Nobel laureate’s ‘luminous heroism,’ says it was impossible not to be moved by her quiet resolve.
2. ESTIMATE FOR HEALTH CARE PENALTY RISES SIGNIFICANTLY
Analysts now say about 6 million will face a tax penalty for not carrying medical coverage in 2016.
3. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FAULTED OVER FAST AND FURIOUS
More than a dozen people face possible disciplinary action for the bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona.
4. CURIOSITY ROVER SNAPS HUNDREDS OF ECLIPSE PHOTOS
A scientist says the pictures will help track the fate of the larger Martian moon, Phobos.
5. WHY YOUR AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT MAY BE CANCELED
An increase in pilots calling out sick contributed to the axing of 300 flights this week.
6. ARCTIC ICE SHRINKS TO ALL-TIME LOW
Scientists say global warming is to blame for an ice cap 18 percent smaller than the previous record.
7. EXTREMISTS, FOREIGN FIGHTERS ON THE RISE IN SYRIA
Conflict’s evolution into open war has attracted infiltrators to the front lines.
8. ACTRESS SUES ANTI-MUSLIM FILMMAKER
She alleges fraud, saying she thought she was appearing in an ancient Egyptian adventure film and other content was dubbed later.
9. WHEN ‘PORTLANDIA’ IS WRONG
Researchers found that Portland, Ore., is a place where young people go to be underemployed, not to retire, as the popular IFC show suggests.
10. WHERE TO FIND THE NEWEST U.S. MONUMENT
Chimney Rock, the dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado, will receive the distinction Friday from the Obama administration.