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October 31, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. GOOD NEWS FOR TRAVELERS WHO DISLIKE BEING DISCONNECTED

The FAA is easing restrictions on the use of electronic gadgets on airplanes — though chatting on cellphones will still be prohibited.

2. ISRAELIS TARGET WEAPONS SHIPMENT IN SYRIA

Warplanes attack a store of Russian missiles in the port city of Latakia, an official says. It’s an apparent continuation of Israel’s campaign to keep arms from proliferating in the Mideast.

3. STOP-AND-FRISK GETS A REPRIEVE

A federal appeals court blocks a judge’s ruling that the NYPD’s controversial tactic discriminates against minorities.

4. DEATH IN THE DESERT

Nearly 100 African migrants hoping to travel to Algeria die of thirst after their two trucks break down in the middle of the Sahara.

5. FOUR DAYS, FOUR MASS KILLINGS

Experts say violence that left 14 adults and seven children dead is nothing more than random chance, not a sign of growing violence in America.

6. HOW WALL STREET AVOIDED OCTOBER JINX

Rather than being rattled by the U.S. government shutdown, investors kept their focus on what probably matters more: the Federal Reserve.

7. DRIVER TICKETED WHILE WEARING GOOGLE GLASS

The California woman plans to challenge what may be a first-of-its-kind citation, saying the Internet-connected eyewear makes navigation easier.

8. WHAT MAY PROVE DAMAGING TO TORONTO MAYOR

Police say they have a video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking a crack pipe.

9. IN GEOPOLITICS, IT’S SPY VS. SPY

Even close allies keep things from one another — and work every angle to find out what’s being held back.

10. WHO’S CONDUCTING A WORLDWIDE POLL

The Vatican wants to know how Catholic parishes around the globe handle sensitive issues like contraception, divorce and gay couples.

 

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