10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Oct. 10

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

1. EMBASSY OFFICIAL WARNED STATE DEPT. BEFORE LIBYA ATTACK
  He is expected to tell a House panel at noon that he pleaded for more security before the ambassador and two others were killed. US-LIBYA

2. HOW MEXICO LOST THE REMAINS OF A NOTORIOUS DRUG LORD
Gunmen in a hijacked hearse snatched the body of Heriberto Lazcano from a funeral home after the Zetas strongman was killed. DRUG WAR-MEXICO

3. WHAT A MAN ARRESTED AT LAX WAS WEARING
Yongda Huang Harris was dressed in a bulletproof vest and fire-resistant pants when he was taken into custody on suspicion of transporting hazardous materials. AIRPORT WEAPONS ARREST

4. ROMNEY’S NEW CAMPAIGN SLOGAN
The line — “Clear eyes and full hearts — and America can’t lose” — is a twist on the inspirational phrase from TV’s “Friday Night Lights.”  ROMNEY-FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

5. ANTI-MUSLIM FILMMAKER TO FACE QUESTIONS IN COURT
Mark Basseley Youssef must convince a judge at a 2 p.m. hearing that he did not violate his probation on a bank fraud violation. ANTI-MUSLIM FILM

6. WHO MOVED INTO NYC’S RICHEST NEIGHBORHOOD
A homeless shelter has opened on the Upper West Side, home to the wealthiest 1 percent of New Yorkers. NYC-HOMELESS CRISIS

7. SUPREME COURT TAKES UP AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
A white Texan’s lawsuit has justices reconsidering at 9 a.m. how much race should be a factor in college admissions. SUPREME COURT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

8.  WHY TOYOTA IS RECALLING 7.43 MILLION VEHICLES
More than a dozen models have a faulty power-window switch; an uneven application of grease can cause friction and sometimes smoke. TOYOTA RECALL

9. BAND APPEALS SENTENCE FOR ‘PUNK PRAYER’
Band members argue they should not be imprisoned for their irreverent protest against the Russian president. RUSSIA-PUNKS vs PUTIN

10. WHERE ALEX KARRAS IS SPENDING HIS FINAL DAYS
The 77-year-old former defensive tackle and actor returned home to be with his wife and children after suffering kidney failure. ALEX KARRAS

 



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