Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. HONG KONG PROTESTS ENTER THIRD WEEK
Chanting “open the road!” an angry crowd tries to charge barricades used by pro-democracy demonstrators to occupy part of downtown Hong Kong as a standoff with authorities continues.
2. WHAT LED TO EBOLA INFECTION IN DALLAS HOSPITAL WORKER
The CDC says a “breach of protocol” at the hospital where an Ebola victim was treated before his death resulted in the infection of a health care worker.
3. PISTORIUS A ‘BROKEN MAN’ AFTER GIRLFIEND’S DEATH
The double-amputee Olympian feels that way because he lost the woman he says he loved as well as his reputation, friends, income and sense of self-worth, a psychologist for the defense testifies.
4. FRENCHMAN WINS ECONOMICS PRIZE
Jean Tirole, 61, wins the Nobel prize for economics for research on market power and regulation.
5. GAY NUPTIALS TO BEGIN IN ALASKA
Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples after a federal judge struck down the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages.
6. ‘YOUR CALL MAY BE MONITORED,’ AND MORE
AP’s Raphael Satter finds that when financial institutions record phone calls, they could be taking your biometric data as well - callers’ voiceprints to fight fraud.
7. HOW AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT HEALTH CARE
About a quarter of privately insured people in the U.S. say they lack confidence they can pay for a major unexpected medical expense, an AP poll finds.
8. WHAT CAUSED A HALLOWEEN RIDE TO FAIL
A mechanical problem is blamed for a Jeep towing a wagon full of passengers to careen down a hill and slam into a tree during a hayride in Maine, killing a teen and injuring more than 20.
9. BATTLE OF THE KITCHEN EXTENDS ONLINE
The chefs of a small Italian restaurant in Northern California are mad at online review site Yelp, alleging it was extorting them by basing ratings on whether they advertised, a claim Yelp denies.
10. CARDINALS EVEN NLCS
Kolten Wong hits a game-winning home run as St. Louis edges the San Francisco Giants 5-4 to tie the NL Championship Series 1-1, but possibly lose star catcher Yadier Molina to injury.
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