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 GOOD SIGNS FOR CLINTON IN KEY STATES
Millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for the Democrat in Florida and North Carolina, both must-win states for Trump, as well as Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.
2. WHO FORMS POLITICAL ODD COUPLE
Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, two women who are a study in contrasts, are slated to campaign together for the first time in North Carolina.
3. SMALL TEMBLORS CONTINUE TO SHAKE ITALY
They are further unsettling thousands of residents displaced by a pair of powerful aftershocks to the deadly August quake.
4. WHY SPLIT IN U.S. NORTH KOREA STANCE SURPRISES
National Intelligence Director James Clapper's stakes out a position contrary to White House policy by saying there is little chance Pyongyang would agree to end its nuclear program.
5. WHERE PROTESTERS DEMAND END TO 'DICTATORSHIP'
Anti-government demonstrators pour into the streets of Venezuela's capital and other major cities in a show of force against the president.
6. POT FARMERS WORRY LEGALIZATION COULD END THEIR WAY OF LIFE
California voters will decide Nov. 8 whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use — an issue that has sown division here among growers.
7. U.S. STUDENTS STILL LAG IN SCIENCE LEARNING
The 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress shows only about a third of fourth and eighth graders demonstrate strong academic performance in the sciences.
8. HOW SOME CHOOSE TO GET ORGAN TRANSPLANTS FASTER
Some patients are jumping ahead in line by agreeing to a kidney sure to infect them with hepatitis C.
9. CHANGES COULD COME TO TWITTER USERS
If Twitter is sold, a new owner could clean it up and curb some of the nastiness that's become synonymous with it.
10. EX-SUPREME COURT JUDGE AMONG LONG-SUFFERING CUBS FANS
In 1929, John Paul Stevens witnessed the first World Series game at Wrigley Field — and he's been waiting ever since for a championship.