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October 10, 2012

10 things to know for Wednesday

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

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.

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.

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.

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.”

5. ANTI-MUSLIM FILMMAKER TO FACE QUESTIONS IN COURT

Mark Basseley Youssef must convince a judge at a 4 p.m. hearing that he did not violate his probation on a bank fraud violation.

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.

7. SUPREME COURT TAKES UP AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

A white Texan’s lawsuit has justices reconsidering at 11 a.m. how much race should be a factor in college admissions.

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.

9. JUDGE FREES ONE PUSSY RIOT MEMBER

Yekaterina Samutsevich’s sentence was suspended because she was thrown out of Moscow’s main cathedral before she could take part in the “punk prayer.”

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.

 

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