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October 19, 2012

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1. CONSULATE ATTACK TIMELINE COMES INTO FOCUS

AP's Kimberly Dozier says the CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of the deadly attack that there was evidence it was carried out by militants.

2. A BULLET TRAIN IT IS NOT

But test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and St. Louis at 110 mph — a 30 mph increase.

3. AIRLINE SAFETY RECORD A MIXED BAG

While it's been more than 3½ years since the last deadly airline crash in the U.S., one consequence of such a remarkable record is the difficulty in imposing new safety rules on the industry.

4. CANDIDATES GET BACK TO BUSINESS

After sharpening their comedic chops at the Alfred E. Smith dinner, Romney campaigns in Daytona Beach, Fla., at 8:30 a.m., and Obama does the same in Fairfax, Va., at 11:45 a.m.

5. BOY SCOUT 'PERVERSION FILES' REVEAL COVER-UPS

According to confidential documents covering a 26-year period, the authorities justified their actions as necessary to protect the good name and good works of Scouting.

6. ALLEGED FED BOMBER GAVE MIXED SIGNALS

Quazi Nafis once told a classmate at a Missouri college that true Muslims don't believe in violence.

7. WHY SANDUSKY IS SEEKING A NEW TRIAL

The ex-Penn State assistant football coach claims his lawyers lacked sufficient time to prepare and the statute of limitations for some abuse charges had expired.

8. NO ONE IS SAFE FROM LA COMAY

This 5-foot-tall character with a foam head painted with outrageous red lips, a shrill voice and a penchant for salacious details rules Puerto Rico's gossip circuit.

9. WHAT NEWSWEEK'S DIGITAL MOVE MEANS

The magazine's decision to stop publishing a print edition after 80 years may be more a commentary on its own problems than a definitive statement on the health of the industry.

10. BROOMS ARE OUT IN MOTOWN

Kansas City was the last team to sweep the New York Yankees, winning three straight in the 1980 American League Championship Series. Detroit returns to the World Series for the first time since 2006.

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