1. The health of the alleged mastermind of an $800 million insurance fraud scheme is the main topic of a hearing in Miami federal court. Federal prosecutors are asking U.S. District Judge Robert Scola to set a firm trial date Thursday for Joel Steinger, the former chief of now-defunct Mutual Benefits Corp. Steinger was set for trial in September, but that was delayed so he could undergo medical tests for a chronic spine ailment.
2. Lawyers for two girls arrested in the vicious gang rape of a South Broward High student intend to seek bail on Thursday, meaning the suspects could well be home by Thanksgiving.
3. A grievance against the Miami Dolphins by suspended player Richie Incognito will be heard on Thursday. He has been suspended indefinitely and became a national pariah after allegations he harassed Jonathan Martin surfaced more than two weeks ago.
4. North Miami Police Chief Marc Elias must reimburse the city about $3,000 for taking a trip to Haiti and expensing it to the city, officials say.
5. South Florida is in for another hot and steamy day, with clouds and a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs will be in the low-80s, lows in the low-70s.