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October 30, 2012

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1. SANDY SHORTS OUT MUCH OF NYC

Across the Eastern U.S., millions are without power as a wall of water crashes ashore.

2. THE STORM'S SMALLEST EVACUEES

Twenty babies from a neonatal intensive care unit are among 200 patients moved from a Manhattan hospital when a backup generator fails.

3. NATURE'S OCTOBER SURPRISE HANDCUFFS CANDIDATES

Obama can't afford to be caught taking his eye off the crisis. And Romney can't risk appearing callous about threats to lives and homes.

4. ONE HMS BOUNTY CREW MEMBER DIES

Claudene Christian, rescued in the Atlantic after abandoning ship in rough seas churned up by Sandy, is pronounced dead as the Coast Guard searches for the ship's captain.

5. A VERY REAL REMINDER OF WORLD WAR II

Sendai airport in northern Japan is closed when an unexploded 550-pound American-made bomb is uncovered during construction.

6. A GRIM MILESTONE FOR CHICAGO

With two months left in 2012, the city marks its 436th homicide, surpassing the total for all of last year.

7. THE ECONOMIC THREATS FACING THE NEXT PRESIDENT

An AP survey of 31 economists says a weaker Europe and the looming congressional tax disputes are among biggest challenges.

8. A BAN ON PROTESTS FOR U.S. ALLY

Bahrain will block demonstrations amid escalating clashes in the strategic Gulf kingdom that hosts the Navy's 5th Fleet.

9. MICROSOFT TAKES A BITE AT APPLE

New version of the Windows Phone is meant to compete with the more-popular iPhone, as well as Android devices.

10. RECORD LOW WORLD SERIES VIEWERSHIP, BUT A SOCIAL MEDIA LANDMARK

Giants' sweep of Tigers averages just a 7.6 rating but the finale's 1,202,706 comments are a new high.

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    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

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  • State Unemployment [Duplicate] Unemployment fell in March WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment r

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  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

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  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

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  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

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