Good morning: 10 things to know for Thursday

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

1. TODAY'S 'FEELS LIKE' TEMPERATURE WILL BE ABOVE 100: High temperatures this afternoon will climb into the mid-90s, and with plenty of humidity, the "feels like" temperature will soar well above 100 degrees.

2. NUMBER OF HOMES FACING FORECLOSURE ROSE IN JULY: More U.S. homes started on the foreclosure path in July, as lenders tackled a backlog of mortgages gone unpaid even as they pulled back on home repossessions.

3. OBAMA WON'T WAIT FOR ROMNEY'S PICK TO TRASH POSSIBLE VP CANDIDATES: Democrats are already pointing out the shortcomings of Pawlenty, Portman, Rubio and Christie before the Republican presidential candidate even names his running mate.

4. MARS CRATER LOOKS 'EARTH-LIKE': The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists say.

5. NEWS GROUPS HEAD TO COURT FOR RELEASE OF DATA ON COLORADO SHOOTER: At a 3:30 p.m. hearing, the organizations hope to scale back a gag order in the case against the suspect in the theater massacre.

6. MURDER TRIAL ENDS FOR WIFE OF DISGRACED CHINESE POLITICIAN: Evidence given in a closed trial said Gu Kailai invited a British businessman to a hotel room, where she got him drunk and fed him poison, but a verdict has not been announced.

7. WHY LIVESTOCK RANCHERS ARE AT ODDS WITH CORN FARMERS: An EPA ethanol production requirement is making costs for corn too expensive because a drought destroyed other crops used for feeding cattle, chickens and pigs.

8. DRY SUMMER IS BAD NEWS FOR BEARS: With incidents of bears breaking into stores in New York and Colorado, it seems the drought is forcing them to come to populated areas for food.

9. JAPANESE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM HOPES TO REPEAT ITS WORLD CUP VICTORY: But their American opponents from that match are determined to get their revenge by taking home the gold after the final match at 2:45 p.m.

10. WITH BOLT AND BLAKE RUNNING, SOME ASK 'WHO WILL GET THE BRONZE?': But there are runners hoping to spoil the party for the two Jamaican sprinters when they compete in the 200 meter final at 3:50 p.m.

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