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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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    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.

    April 18, 2014

  • 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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  • VIDEO: Boston bomb scare defendant appears in court

    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

    April 17, 2014

  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

    Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn't afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

    April 17, 2014

  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

    April 17, 2014

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

    Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare," the GOP's favorite target in most congressional campaigns. Yet pro-Democratic activists in Alaska are doing just that, and a number of strategists elsewhere hope it will spread.

    April 17, 2014

  • Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?

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