5 things to know for Thursday

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday.

Cannon resigns as mayor, faces federal corruption and bribery charges
A major political scandal unraveled in Charlotte Wednesday as Patrick Cannon resigned as Charlotte’s mayor after federal investigators arrested him on bribery and corruption charges. Full story here.

Obama tells Pope Francis he is a "great admirer"
President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Full story here.

 

Witness calls deputy a hero in deadly Salisbury restaurant shooting
Investigators told Channel 9 the off-duty deputy who shot and killed a robbery suspect at a busy restaurant was justified. Full story here.

 

 

 

Thai satellite spots 300 objects in Indian Ocean
A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, officials said Thursday. Full story here.

 

 

 

Boston mourns 2 firefighters killed in blaze
Boston residents mourned the deaths of two firefighters who were killed when a fire driven by strong winds whipped through a brownstone and trapped them in the basement in a neighborhood just blocks from where nine city firefighters died in a 1972 hotel collapse. Full story here.