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October 26, 2012

10 Things To Know Today

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

1. KEY ECONOMIC REPORT BEFORE ELECTION DAY

At 8:30 a.m., the government's snapshot of the U.S. economy, likely to show it growing at a tepid rate, probably won't sway many undecided voters before Nov. 6.

2. ROMNEY FACING QUESTIONS ON THE TRAIL

The presidential contender is being queried over his role in a former associate's divorce and is facing continued pressure to break his silence on a GOP Senate candidate's controversial comment on rape and pregnancy.

3. DEADLY ATTACK AT BEGINNING OF EID

A suicide bomber blows himself up outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan, killing 35 people and wounding at least 70, officials say.

4. MONEY POURING INTO RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE — $2 BILLION WORTH

The eye-popping figure puts this election on track to be the costliest ever.

5. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO NAVIGATE WINDOWS 8

With Microsoft's latest launch, buyers will find an operating system unlike anything they've seen before. AP's Peter Svensson is here to guide you through it.

6. SANDY MAY WREAK HAVOC ON EAST COAST

The Category 1 hurricane raged through the Bahamas after leaving 21 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm and reach the U.S. East Coast as a monster phenomenon next week.

7. BIPARTISAN LOVE FOR AN UNAPOLEGETIC LIBERAL

At 2 p.m. in Sioux Falls, S.D., George McGovern, a three-time presidential candidate and former U.S. senator, will be remembered fondly by members of both parties during his funeral.

8. THE WORLD WAITS TO SEE IF CEASE-FIRE HOLDS

The U.N. chief urges all influential countries to pressure both sides to stop the violence in Syria's civil war.

9. AIR TRAVELERS' PRIVACY GETS AN UPGRADE

At some airports, the government is replacing full-body X-ray scanners with less-invasive machines.

10. TIGERS LOOKING LIKE ANYTHING BUT FAVORITES

Surprising San Francisco rides superb pitching and grind-it-out offense to take a 2-0 World Series lead over Detroit.

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  • William Cameron to spend $12,000 to find new chief

    LEWISBURG — The William Cameron Engine Company will pay a State College consulting firm more than $12,000 to help the Lewisburg fire house find its first paid chief after its first national search to fill the job ended without a new leader.

    July 26, 2014

  • Ann Targonski DA clears officer in Sunbury shooting

    SUNBURY — Three shots from a Taser could not stop 390-pound Erick Trometter from attacking Sunbury’s then-acting Police Chief Brad Hare with a large filet knife, so the veteran officer drew his gun and shot the 22-year-old city man in the leg, according to a report issued Friday.

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    Growing up in a Mennonite family, Jesse Stauffer often traveled the roads in Snyder County on a bicycle.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Amazon worker pilots drone around Space Needle

    Police say an out-of-town Amazon employee was the operator behind a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.

    July 25, 2014

  • Carjacked vehicle strikes crowd, killing 2 kids

    Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her car at gunpoint and drove it into a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia on Friday, killing two children and critically injuring three other people, police said.

    July 25, 2014

  • Man calls police chief "brain dead"

    A Liberty Township man was cited for placing a sign calling Mahoning Township’s police chief “brain dead and hell bound.”

    July 25, 2014

  • New warden returning to Lewisburg penitentiary

    David J. Ebbert has been tapped to replace Jeff Thomas as warden at United States Penitentiary in Lewisburg.

    July 25, 2014

  • Fast food workers to escalate wage demands

    Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

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