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October 31, 2012

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

  • 1. FOLLOWING SUPERSTORM, A DAZED, INUNDATED NEW YORK

“Nature,” says Mayor Bloomberg, assessing the damage to his city, “is an awful lot more powerful than we are.”

  • 2. ECONOMICALLY, A WASH IN THE LONG RUN

A slightly slower economy in coming weeks will likely be matched by reconstruction and storm repairs that will contribute to growth over time.

  • 3. BEST-LAID CAMPAIGN PLANS GO AWRY

Obama cancels Ohio trip in favor of a swing through storm-ravaged New Jersey. Romney, striving for the right tone, eases up on politicking.

  • 4. SYRIAN REGIME RESUMES AIRSTRIKES, SHELLING

The latest assaults, killing 23, level a Damascus suburb one day after what activists called the heaviest and most widespread bombing of the war.

  • 5. WHY THE FORCE IS WITH DISNEY

The entertainment conglomerate is buying Lucasfilm Ltd., creators of “Star Wars,” and it says that it’ll keep the sci-fi movie franchise alive.

  • 6. MORE THAN A OUI BIT EMBARRASSING

France’s prime minister, after a series of sexist missteps by government officials, has decided that his ministers need sensitivity training.

  • 7. HOW AIRPORTS BREEZED THROUGH THE STORM

After years of bad-weather bungling, U.S. airlines have learned that it’s best to cancel flights early — and keep the public away from flight terminals.

  • 8. GUILTY PLEA IN ‘FAST AND FURIOUS’ BORDER KILLING

Mexican man’s conviction is the biggest so far in a case that shamed the federal government and led to a series of congressional probes.

  • 9. ANOTHER STEVE JOBS DREAM LAUNCHES

Just over a year after the Apple founder’s death, the luxury motor yacht he commissioned and helped make slips out of a Dutch shipyard.

  • 10. AND THE WINNER IS ... LIONEL MESSI

He’s the best soccer player in the world, and his Barcelona team is the top-rated club, according to the AP’s inaugural weekly world soccer rankings.

 

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