Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Pepper Spray, Pistols: How Israelis Cope With Random Stabbings
Pepper spray is flying off stores shelves and Israelis are stocking up on guns amid a wave of random "lone wolf" stabbing attacks by Palestinians. While security has been stepped up and troops have been deployed in Jerusalem, knife attacks area almost impossible to predict and potential assailants difficult to identify. Read more in NEWS.
2. Trump Donors Outspend Billionaire on Campaign
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign filed its first report with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, providing a rare look inside the mogul’s unusual political operation and revealing a campaign powered more by grassroots donors than the famous billionaire at its helm. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Odom Paid $75,000 for Days of Sex and Companionship
Odom used a credit card to take care of the five-day package, which Love Ranch owner Dennis Hof said included sex and activities like cooking, watching TV together and going out to dinner — a deal commonly called the "girlfriend experience." Read more in NEWS.
4. Robert Durst to Face Wrongful Death Suit Over First Wife
The family of the still-missing first wife of infamous millionaire and murder suspect Robert Durst has taken a step toward a wrongful death lawsuit against the real-estate heir, it was revealed Thursday. The brother of Kathleen McCormack Durst filed a petition to become administrator of her estate, according to his lawyer and court documents obtained by NBC News. Read more in NEWS.
5. 'We Blew It': AT&T CEO Sorry for Response to Customer
AT&T’s top executive admits the company committed a major faux pas when it responded with cold legalese to a longtime customer’s suggestions for improving Internet and wireless services. CEO Randall Stephenson, in a letter Wednesday to the Los Angeles Times, said AT&T "fumbled” the response to the customer, Alfred Valrie. Read more in BUSINESS.
6. ABC News Medical Expert Zimmerman Drowns in Hawaii
ABC News medical analyst Jamie Zimmerman, 31, drowned when she lost her footing and was swept out to sea while vacationing in Hawaii, ABC News President James Goldston said on Thursday. Read more in NEWS.
7. Microsoft Room Sets Record for Quietest Place on Earth
You might think that a library reading room or well-insulated basement is a quiet place, but compared to the anechoic chamber in Microsoft's audio lab, they're about as quiet as a jumbo jet. Read more in TECH.
Nightly Spotlight: Check Out the #MoreWomen Campaign
What would photos of power players look like if we removed all the men from the pictures? It’s a question Elle magazine tries to answer in a campaign gone viral.