10 things to know for Tuesday, Oct. 9

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

1. WHEN SANDUSKY LEARNS HIS SENTENCE
  Even his lawyers say the hearing will likely result in a penalty that sends the ex-Penn State assistant coach to prison for the rest of his life. PENN STATE-ABUSE

2. “EL LAZCA” APPARENTLY KILLED IN MEXICO SHOOTOUT
Heriberto Lazcano was a founder of the Zetas drug cartel, which carried out some of the country’s bloodiest massacres. MEXICO-DRUG WAR

3. WHAT NASA HOPES TO LEARN FROM A SKYDIVER’S JUMP
Felix Baumgartner’s 23-mile free fall, scheduled for 9 a.m., could lead to ways to help astronauts survive accidents. SUPERSONIC SKYDIVER

5. WHERE ROMNEY, OBAMA CAN BE FOUND TODAY
Both candidates return to Ohio, with the president speaking at Ohio State at 3 p.m. and his Republican challenger campaigning in Akron at 5:25 p.m. PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

5. HOW WORLD HUNGER FIGURES WERE SKEWED
The number is actually 870 million, not 1 billion, the U.N. said, correcting an error blamed on flawed methodology and poor data. UN-WORLD HUNGER

6. A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON FOR EGYPT’S PROTESTERS
The decree could benefit more than 1,000 demonstrators, but some lawyers say the wording is vague and doesn’t immediately set anyone free. EGYPT

7. WHY PROTESTANTS ARE NO LONGER THE MAJORITY IN THE U.S.
More Americans have no religious affiliation and there’s also a growing number of nondenominational Christians, a study found. SURVEY-NO RELIGION

8. WHO’S MOST AT RISK IN THE MENINGITIS OUTBREAK
Although 13,000 people received the suspected steroid shots, those who got them in the back for pain are more likely to be infected. MENINGITIS OUTBREAK

9. NOBEL’S GLASS CEILING: THE PHYSICS PRIZE
Only two women have ever won the award, Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963. The other 189 winners were men. NOBEL PHYSICS

10. MAN DIES AFTER WINNING ROACH-EATING CONTEST
Edward Archbold downed dozens of the bugs, but an entomology professor says the insects are normally safe to eat unless someone has an allergy to them. ROACH-EATING CONTEST-DEATH

 

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