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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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  • Ginsburg: Court right to void clinic buffer zones WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is defending a rare Supreme Court decision that put her at odds with women's rights groups. Ginsburg said the court's unanimous ruling in June that struck down the 35-foot, protest-free zone on sidewalks

    August 1, 2014

  • Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans' opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that dissatisfaction with Obama's handling of events in Ukraine, Gaza and elsewhere now matches

    August 1, 2014

  • US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended their hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year

    August 1, 2014

  • Semi crash coats Indianapolis highway in butter INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A semitrailer has overturned on an Indianapolis interstate, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products. The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate

    August 1, 2014

  • Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended NEW YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers. With ju

    August 1, 2014

  • WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind. The sights and sounds of World War I flight are recreated regularly at the

    August 1, 2014

  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror susp

    July 31, 2014

  • GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails. Newly released emails show the former IRS official referring to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more, a revelation that is fueling GOP c

    July 31, 2014

  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided

    July 31, 2014

  • As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains. Yet for Do

    July 31, 2014

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