, Port Arthur, Texas

October 31, 2012

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Associated Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.