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Ten Things You Need to Know Today

Superstorm Then And Now (This Oct. 13, 2013 photo shows a tattered flag flaping in the wind in Brick, N.J., where 60 small bunga
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. NSA ACCUSED OF MONITORING PHONES IN SPAIN

A newspaper says the U.S. spying agency collected data on 60 million calls in a month.

2. NEW YORK'S GRITTY ROCK POET DIES AT 71

Lou Reed, who died of a liver ailment, was the father of indie rock who influenced generations of musicians from David Bowie and R.E.M. to Talking Heads and Sonic Youth.

3. HOW SANDY WENT FROM 'BORING' TO BEAST

The Superstorm, which hit the Northeast a year ago this week, caused so much havoc because its tropical storm-force winds stretched for a record 1,000 miles.

4. HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS BATTER BRITAIN

Trains and flights are canceled and power is knocked out to thousands as a significant storm bears down on southern England.

5. PHONE HACKING TRIAL UNDERWAY

Jury selection begins in the case of former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, accused of eavesdropping and bribing officials while at the now-shuttered Rupert Murdoch tabloid.

6. MAN CHARGED IN STABBING DEATHS OF COUSIN'S WIFE , 4 CHILDREN

NYC police say the suspect had been staying with the family on the first floor of the two-story brick house for about a week.

7. WHICH AUTOMAKER IS BACK ON TOP

Toyota outsells GM for the first nine months of 2013 to keep the lead it regained last year.

8. NIELSEN TO BEGIN MEASURING MOBILE VIEWING

Starting next fall, the global info and measurement company will count programs watched on phones and tablets within its traditional TV ratings.

9. ANOTHER WACKY WORLD SERIES FINISH

One night after a rare obstruction call, Game 4 ends with a pickoff play as the Red Sox beat the Cardinals 4-2 and even things up.

10. THE OTHER FOOTBALL COMES TO WEMBLEY

The 49ers trounce the Jaguars 42-10 at London's iconic soccer venue.

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LACASSE October 28 2013 at 12:54 PM

W2G , OBAMA CARE , W2G , YOU HAVE MY BLESSINGS !!!!!!!

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Benjamin October 28 2013 at 12:10 PM

OBAMACARE will Destroy the USA !!!

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joneta October 28 2013 at 12:37 PM

Yeah! you got that right! It's happening every day. God Help Us All...it's for sure our elected officials can't!

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madfam004 October 28 2013 at 11:00 AM

1) Has employment improved? 2) Single parent is the new norm. 3) Hollywood decideds what moralitly is. 4)Violence in teens is on the rise. 5) Drug use and sales is on the rise. 6) Illegal business activity is on the rise. 5) School violence is on the rise. 6) Uncertainty is on the rise 7) Etc....

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David Levy October 28 2013 at 10:31 AM

Thanks for the current info...

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meanymarty October 28 2013 at 7:46 AM

we need a whole new government in washington. all need to go,some in jail

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rcarter157 October 28 2013 at 10:31 AM

The problem will be that when elections come, people will put the same idiots back in office because the AMerican people have very short memories and of course, it wasn't THIER rep that had anything to do with it.

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duplissisb October 28 2013 at 10:40 AM

I agree that most of them need to go to jail, the problem is that they would get 3 meals a day, a roof over their head & do nothing all day long. instead give them a minimum wage job & let them try to live on that

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