10 things to know for Monday, Oct. 29

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

1. SUPERSTORM NEARS EAST COAST
  Sandy is expected to come ashore Monday night in New Jersey bringing high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water. SUPERSTORM SANDY

2. AIR TRAFFIC COMES TO A NEAR HALT AS NORTHEAST GEARS FOR SANDY
  Thousands of flight cancellations mean passengers are stranded from Hong Kong to Europe. SUPERSTORM-AIRLINES

3. WHAT THE KEY WAS TO THE GIANTS’ SERIES SWEEP
  Some may point to MVP Pablo Sandoval’s three homers in Game 1 while others say the clincher was Marco Scutaro’s 10th inning hit in Game 4. WORLD SERIES

4. CAMPAIGN’S LAST WEEK TURNS INTO SCHEDULING NIGHTMARE
  Obama and Romney are grappling with how to continue campaigning while a massive storm is hitting the nation’s eastern third. PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

5. WHERE NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENTS REALLY MATTER
  Swing voters pay attention to newspapers’ picks in local and state elections whose candidates and issues don’t get so much coverage. CAMPAIGN-NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENTS

6. U.S. HEALTH INSURERS’ BIG DILEMMA ON OBAMACARE
  Sure, the industry hates much of the new law. But UnitedHealth Group, BlueCross Blue Shield and others stand to rake in billions from new customers. OBAMACARE-DILEMMA

7. WHAT THE ELECTIONS HOLD FOR ISRAEL’S DEFENSE MINISTER
  Despite his illustrious political career, Ehud Barak is looking at what many think is a possible end for his ambitions. ISRAEL-BARAK’S FUTURE

8. LOOK WHO SEEMS TO BE BEST AT KNOWING HOW TO UNPLUG
  It just might be tech-industry folks, who take long, unwired vacations and aren’t shy about setting “away” messages.  SEEKING SOLITUDE

9. HOW SOME INDONESIAN GIRLS BECOME SEX SLAVES
  Older men are using Facebook to meet teenagers whom they kidnap, abuse and then traffick within the country and abroad. INDONESIA-FACEBOOK TRAFFICKING

10. FOR CATALANS, SOCCER CLUB IS A SYMBOL OF NATIONALISM
“Barca” carries the dreams of the wealthy northeastern region of Spain as the country’s financial crisis fuels separatist sentiment. BARCELONA-MORE THAN A CLUB

 



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