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10 things to know: Libyan leader kidnapped, freed

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Associated Press
October 10, 2013

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

1. LIBYAN LEADER KIDNAPPED, THEN FREED 

Prime Minister Ali Zidan is taken from his Tripoli hotel at gunpoint, then freed a few hours later. Click here for story

2. CANADIAN WINS NOBEL FOR LITERATURE 

The Swedish Academy calls Alice Munro a “master of the contemporary short story.” Click here for story

3. WHO’S COMING TO THE WHITE HOUSE 

The president invites the entire House GOP to talk about the budget impasse, but only about 20 senior members are expected. Click here for story

4. HOW MANY HAVE TRIED TO SIGN UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE 

An AP poll shows 20 million people — about 7 percent of the U.S. population — attempted to register online through the government exchanges, and three-fourths of those reported problems. Click here for story

5. U.S. SLASHES AID TO EGYPT 

But Washington is holding out the possibility of restoring it if its Mideast ally moves toward free and fair elections. Click here for story

6. OBAMA NOMINEE HAS DAUNTING TO-DO LIST 

Before she even gets the chance to decide when to slow the Fed’s stimulus, Janet Yellen must overcome Washington’s toxic political environment and win Senate confirmation. Click here for story

7. INVESTIGATORS SEEK MOTIVE IN COURTHOUSE SHOOTING 

A gunman who fired up to two dozen rounds at a federal courthouse in West Virginia is shot and killed by police returning fire. Click here for story

8. WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN STAIRWELL ID’d AS MISSING PATIENT 

The body of Lynne Spalding was discovered Tuesday, 17 days after she disappeared from her room at San Francisco General Hospital. Click here for story

9. 12 STRANDED ON ROLLER COASTER FOR TWO HOURS 

A train on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida stopped more than 150 feet up. No serious injuries were reported. Click here for story

10. CARDINALS ADVANCE TO NLCS 

Adam Wainwright pitches a complete game to lead St. Louis to a 6-1 win over Pittsburgh and a ticket to the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Click here for story



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