October 28, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday


Associated Press

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

1. KEY SENATOR WANTS ‘TOTAL’ REVIEW OF US SPYING

The call by Diane Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee,  follows allegations that the NSA eavesdropped on Germany’s chancellor.

2. FEDERAL JUDGE PUTS BRAKE ON ABORTION LAW

He rules that new restrictions in Texas place an unlawful burden on women seeking to end a pregnancy.

3. AMERICANS GET 6-WEEK HEALTH-CARE SIGNUP REPRIEVE

With “Obamacare” website woes ongoing, the White House grants the extension for people to get on the rolls and avoid tax penalties.

4. WHAT’S BREWING WITH THE TEA PARTY

A slice of corporate America is backing center-right Republicans against hardline conservatives like those who drew ire over the government shutdown.

5. CHRISTIANS FEAR THEY’RE BEING TARGETED IN SYRIA

Rebel shells are increasingly striking majority-Christian districts in Damascus. At least 32 people have been killed and dozens injured in past weeks.

6. HOW NORTHEAST SHORES MAY BE PROTECTED

A design competition results in 41 proposals to make New York and New Jersey coastlines more resilient to the kind of flooding brought by Superstorm Sandy.

7. YOUR NEXT DEPENDABLE CAR MAY NOT COME FROM THE USUAL PLACE

Japan’s mainstays are being forced to share the spotlight with three other automakers in this year’s Consumer Reports’ reliability ratings.

8. WHY KIDS NEED TO SPEND LESS TIME ONLINE

An influential pediatricians group says “many parents are clueless” about the links between the Internet and such things as violence, cyberbullying and school woes.

9. PENN STATE PAYS PRICE FOR ALLEGED ABUSE

The university is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men who claim they were sexually molested by ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

10. SPORTS SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON ST. LOUIS

The World Series and Monday Night Football — being played in the same city for the first time — meet near the Gateway Arch.