10 Things to know for Friday, Oct. 25

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

1. WHERE THE HEALTH CARE WEBSITE WENT WRONG
  Contractors say the problems trace back to insufficient testing and late changes government officials made. HEALTH OVERHAUL PROBLEMS

2. 5 INJURED ON STATE FAIR RIDE
Passengers are hospitalized after an apparent malfunction on the “Vortex,” which spins, twirls and flips passengers upside down, at the North Carolina State Fair. STATE FAIR ACCIDENT

3. MERKEL SAYS SPYING ALLEGATIONS HAVE HARMED TIES WITH U.S.
“We need trust among allies and partners,” the German leader says. “Such trust now has to be built anew.” GERMANY-US SPYING

4. PORTUGAL REOPENS THE MADELEINE MCCANN CASE
Prosecutors say new evidence has emerged more than six years after the British girl vanished. PORTUGAL-MISSING GIRL

5. WHY ACTIVISTS ARE PUSHING SAUDI WOMEN TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL
They hope recent reforms made by the monarchy have readied the deeply conservative nation for change. SAUDI-WOMEN DRIVING

6. FDA RECOMMENDING LIMITS ON MOST-PRESCRIBED PAINKILLERS
In a big shift, the agency says hydrocodone-containing drugs should be subject to the same restrictions as other narcotics like oxycodone and morphine. PAINKILLERS-FDA

7. HOW GAY COUPLE ARE GETTING AROUND OKLA. BAN
Groom-to-be Darren Black Bear is a member of the Cheyenne Arapaho, among the few Native American tribes that allow same-sex marriages. TRIBAL-GAY MARRIAGE

8. NYC HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES COULD CLIP-CLOP TO A HALT
Animal activists who have long argued against the tradition have the backing of both leading candidates for mayor. HORSE-CARRIAGE POLITICS

9. FORMER RADIO PERSONALITY ARRESTED IN SEX STING
Dave Herman, who was a pioneering rock ‘n’ roll disc jockey in New York, is accused of trying to transport a 7-year-old girl to the U.S. Virgin Islands. EX-RADIO PERSONALITY ARREST

10. CARDINALS GET EVEN WITH HELP FROM ROOKIE, VETERAN
Mike Wacha and Carlos Beltran are making the most of their first World Series, propelling St. Louis to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. WORLD SERIES


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