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October 23, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. MORE TROUBLE IN THE U.S. NUCLEAR ARSENAL

Air Force officials tell The AP that twice this year, officers entrusted missile launch keys left a blast door intended to help stop intruders open.

2. AP REVIEW FINDS HEALTH WEBSITE DEVELOPERS RAISED RED FLAGS

Meanwhile, the White House says President Obama's longtime adviser will provide management advice to help fix the system.

3. DEAD MARATHON SUSPECT TIED TO 2011 KILLINGS

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was named as a participant in an earlier triple homicide by a man who was subsequently shot to death while being questioned, according to a court filing.

4. POLISH ARCHBISHOP'S SEX ABUSE REMARKS CRITICIZED

The church leader appeared to suggest that children are partly to blame for being molested by priests.

5. APPLE UNVEILS THINNER, LIGHTER IPAD

The company's market chief says the Air model is eight times faster than the original and weighs just 1 pound.

6. NEVADA BOY SAYS HE CAME FACE TO FACE WITH SHOOTER

"When he pulled a gun, we knew what happened," Angelo Ferro tells The Associated Press.

7. HOW LONDON HEALTH OFFICIALS FIND TB PATIENTS

A van equipped with an X-ray machine drives around London, the tuberculosis capital of Western Europe, offering free checkups.

8. WHY YOUR NEXT CAR WILL PROBABLY BE WHITE

The variety of flat shades to creamy pearls is helping to make it the world's favorite automotive color.

9. WHAT COULD BE NEXT FOR SPACE TOURISM

An Arizona-based company announces plans to send people up 19 miles in a capsule, lifted by a high-altitude balloon.

10. MEET 'THE SALTINE,' 'THE CANUCK,' 'THE WOLF'

The beards of the Boston Red Sox have taken on lives — and names — of their own.

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  • Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations. Though a few HOAs have wi

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  • Central American leaders convening at White House WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at

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  • Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars WASHINGTON (AP) — For years President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll el

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  • Prosecutor: Man faces charges in hospital shooting DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains listed in critical condition. District Attorney Jack Whelan said Richard Plotts would be arrai

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  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work WASHINGTON (AP) — The Social Security Administration has spent nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, but the agency can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will. Six years ago, Social Security embarke

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  • JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins. The slain president's profile debuted on the half dollar 50 years ago, and the image was subtly tweaked and sharpened in the 1990s. Now the U.S.

    July 24, 2014

  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel. The end of the ban, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, was effective at 11:45 p

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  • Man run over by own truck during road rage GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window. It happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida. The

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  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. The agency sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza Tuesday in federal court over th

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