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10 things to know today

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

1. TRUMP APPOINTMENTS REVEAL SHARP CONTRASTS

GOP chief Reince Priebus is named White House chief of staff in a nod to the establishment, while Breitbart executive Steve Bannon, who has ties to the white nationalist movement, is appointed chief strategist.

2. HOW TRUMP APPEARS TO SOFTEN HIS IMMIGRATION PLANS

In a “60 Minutes” interview, the president-elect seems to back off his vow to build a solid wall along the Mexico border.

3. SOME PRISONS FIGHT OPIOID ADDICTION WITH MONTHLY INJECTION

Vivitrol costs $1,000 a shot, but proponents say it could save money compared with the cost of locking up drug offenders.

4. NEW ZEALAND QUAKE LEAVES 2 DEAD, DAMAGES ROADS AND HOMES

But the magnitude 7.8 temblor largely spares the country the devastation it saw five years ago when a deadly earthquake struck the same region.

5. WHY SYRIAN REFUGEES REGRET MOVE TO GAZA

They are now trapped in the war-battered territory, ineligible for most social services granted to Palestinians.

6. BRIGHTEST MOON IN ALMOST 69 YEARS LIGHTS UP SKY

“Supermoon” reaches its most luminescent phase in North America before dawn on Monday.

7. UPSTATE NEW YORK FACTORY MAKES FURNITURE WITH FUNGUS

It’s part of an ambitious effort by researchers worldwide to sustainably grow fungi, bacteria and proteins into clothing and building materials.

8. WHO REAFFIRMS US RELATIONS IN TALK WITH TRUMP

In a phone call, Chinese President Xi Jinping tells the U.S. president-elect that cooperation was the “only correct choice” for the world’s two biggest economies.

9. INDONESIA NATIONAL PAGEANT CROWNS MISS TRANSGENDER

The contest defies a wave of hatred against sexual minorities in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

10. GOAL LINE STAND GIVES SEAHAWKS WIN OVER PATRIOTS

Seattle denies New England an opportunity to tie the game with a goal-line stand in the closing minute for the 31-24 victory.

10 things to know today

By The Associated Press

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

1. OBAMA EXTENDING OLIVE BRANCH TO TRUMP

The president is set to welcome his successor – a man he blasted as unfit to serve as commander in chief – to the White House. Trump had led the toxic birther charge that challenged the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency.

2. AP ANALYSIS: A REVERSAL OF FORTUNE FOR OBAMA

He warned that Trump was dangerous, a nuclear hair-trigger, who was proud to get away with sexual assault – and now it falls to Obama to reassure America that it can survive four years of Trump.

3. DIVISIONS RAW OVER PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Protesters flood the streets in American cities – with a rallying cry of “Not my president” – to condemn Trump’s election in demonstrations that police say were mostly peaceful.

4. ONCE TARGET OF TRUMP RHETORIC, ASIA LOOKS AHEAD

There’s no firm consensus among politicians and analysts across the Far East what kind of role the Trump administration will actually play in the region.

5. RISK, REWARD OF TRUMP’S ECONOMIC PLANS

Slashing taxes and lifting regulations are among measures that would turbocharge the economy, the president-elect says. Yet economists warn that his plans could spike the national debt or even cause a recession.

6. WHAT PUTIN COULD USE FROM TRUMP

High on the Russian leader’s wish list is for the U.S. to drop the sanctions it imposed for Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the continuing war in eastern Ukraine.

7. CONCERN GROWS FOR NEWBORNS IN HAITI

Across the Caribbean nation’s hurricane-battered southwest, nearly 14,000 women are due to give birth in the coming weeks amid widespread shortages of meat, clean water and housing.

8. WHERE BARRIER TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS POISED TO FALL

Taiwan is on the cusp of becoming the first Asian country to legalize gay marriage. Polls show marriage equality has broad public support.

9. SOMETHING FOR COOKS TO BE THANKFUL FOR

A meal-prep company backed by Martha Stewart says it can help simplify preparing your Thanksgiving feast – shipping you recipes and the ingredients you need.

10. BRAD PITT CLEARED IN ABUSE INVESTIGATION

A probe into whether the actor was abusive toward his son on a private flight in September has been closed with no finding of wrongdoing.

10 things to know today

By The Associated Press

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

1. IT’S ELECTION DAY, FINALLY

Will Americans choose Hillary Clinton as the nation’s first female commander in chief or billionaire businessman Donald Trump, whose volatile campaign has upended U.S. politics.

2. ANALYSIS: WINNER MUST HELP HEAL GASH IN AMERICAN POLITICS

AP finds that the splits between whites and minorities, between men and women, between those with college degrees and those without widened since the last election.

3. ELECTION INTEGRITY CALLED INTO QUESTION

Trump’s unsupported warnings of a rigged election, fears of voter intimidation at the polls and concerns about election systems being hacked lead to unusual tension.

4. IRAQI AUTHORITIES INSPECT MASS GRAVE

The site was discovered outside the IS-held city of Mosul where bulldozers extracted piles of bones and decomposed and decapitated bodies among garbage and clothes.

5. SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT TO LET PARLIAMENT CHOOSE PRIME MINISTER

The move by Park Geun-hye is a major political concession to growing anger as she scrambles to defuse an escalating influence-peddling scandal.

6. KILLINGS SPARK RECKONING OVER STATUS OF ARAB WOMEN IN ISRAEL

After years of silence, Arab citizens are now calling for more police and social services in their long-neglected neighborhoods.

7. BRITISH BANKER GUILTY OF MURDERING INDONESIANS IN HONG KONG

In one of the killings, prosecutors say Rurik Jutting was using cocaine while he tortured 23-year-old Sumarti Ningsih for three days and then slit her throat.

8. BRANGELINA CUSTODY DEAL REACHED

Angelina Jolie Pitt will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, a representative for the actress says.

9. SPORTS TEAMS GET OUT THE VOTE

With so many pro athletes working in a state other than the one they call home, their brethren are making sure those who do want to vote have all the information they need.

10. SEAHAWKS DODGE BILLS COMEBACK

Jimmy Graham catches two touchdown passes from Russell Wilson, and Seattle holds off a late rally by Buffalo for a 31-25 win, a game marred by questions about the officiating.

10 things to know today

By The Associated Press

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

1. CLOSING TIME: CLINTON FOCUSES ON HEALING, TRUMP ON EMAILS

With the cloud of an FBI investigation lifted, Clinton and Trump strike different tones as they move into the final hours of a volatile, lengthy campaign.

2. HOW CLINTON EMAIL SCANDAL EMBROILED FBI

It exposed internal tensions with the Justice Department and stirred concerns that the apolitical organization unnecessarily injected itself into the electoral process.

3. IRAQI KURDISH FIGHTERS EXCHANGE FIRE WITH IS MILITANTS

The early morning offensive to reclaim the eastern town of Bashiqa is part of the broader push to drive the extremists out of their Mosul stronghold.

4. SYRIAN MILITANTS MASS IN DISTANT PROVINCE AFTER TRUCE

Fighters forced into exile in Idlib see the move as an attempt to gather the rebels far from Damascus, at a location where they can later be eliminated.

5. JANET RENO DEAD AT 78

She was the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and was at the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration.

6. WHO IS TAKING ON SAUDI’S RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT

Souad al-Shammary is a liberal feminist who roots her arguments in an interpretation of Islam that gives women more equality.

7. SMOKING-RELATED DEATHS STILL RISING ACROSS GLOBE

And with that, countries are looking for new ways to discourage lighting up and tighten anti-tobacco laws beyond regulations set down in a 2003 global treaty.

8. SHARP QUAKE RATTLES OKLAHOMA OIL HUB

The magnitude 5.0 temblor may have damaged key infrastructure in addition to causing damage in the prairie town of Cushing.

9. NO TV, NO PROBLEM

News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election Day in ways not possible four years ago.

10. BELEAGUERED NFL RATINGS MAY GET A LIFT

From the Meadowlands to Miami, from Green Bay to the Bay Area and points in between, Week 9 brought a flood of standout performances.

10 things to know today

By The Associated Press

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

1. CLINTON ACCUSES TRUMP OF STOKING HATRED; HE DISPARAGES HER HONESTY

With polls showing Trump closing in on Clinton in key battleground states, her campaign is rushing to shore up support in Michigan and other long-standing Democratic strongholds.

2. WHAT FINAL PRE-ELECTION US JOBS REPORT COULD HOLD

The report is expected to show that hiring was solid in October, consistent with a decent economy yet one also pocketed by weaknesses that have left many feeling left behind.

3. IRAQI SPECIAL FORCES LAUNCH ASSAULT DEEPER INTO MOSUL

The urban combat is the most intense fighting since the Iraqi offensive began over two weeks ago to drive IS from Iraq’s second-largest city.

4. LARGE BLAST HITS CITY IN TURKEY’S KURDISH SOUTHEAST REGION

The apparent car bombing in Diyarbakir kills 8 people and came hours after authorities detained at least 12 pro-Kurdish legislators for questioning in terror-related probes.

5. S. KOREA LEADER TAKES SOLE BLAME FOR SCANDAL

The apology from President Park Geun-hye comes amid rising suspicion that she allowed a mysterious confidante to manipulate power from the shadows.

6. ELECTION FRAUD CLAIMS RESONATE WITH GROWING AUDIENCE

Populist candidates in the U.S. and abroad increasingly play the fraud card, hoping to gain by spreading distrust of the establishment, even at the cost of turmoil.

7. ‘EVERY TIME WE LOOK FROM THE WINDOW, WE SEE DESTRUCTION’

Samira Mohammed sums up the devastation that 19 months of airstrikes by Saudi Arabia and its allies have wrought upon the city of Saada, Yemen.

8. WHY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER IN CRASH SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN BEHIND WHEEL

Glenn R. Chappell’s commercial driver’s license was suspended two months earlier.

9. OPRAH’S ELVES UNVEIL HER 101 FAVORITE THINGS

The list includes affordable stocking stuffers, from a box of hair bands wrapped like candy, to big-ticket items like a smart TV that looks like contemporary art.

10. CROWDS OF CUBS FANS SET FOR WORLD SERIES PARADE

Fans have a lot of pent-up celebrating to do after the Cubs’ Game 7 victory in Cleveland broke a 108-year championship drought.

10 things to know today

By The Associated Press

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

1. WHERE CANDIDATES ARE MAKING THEIR CASES

Clinton presses into reliably red Arizona as she tries to steal a Republican state, while Trump is focused on Florida, a battleground state he can’t win the White House without.

2. US MUSLIMS CRINGE AT HOW PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES PORTRAY THEM

They’re either potential terrorists or eyes and ears who can help counterterrorism efforts.

3. POLICE: 2 OFFICERS IN IOWA KILLED IN AMBUSH-STYLE ATTACKS

Two Des Moines area officers were shot to death while they were sitting in their patrol cars, and police are searching for suspects, authorities say.

4. HOW BATTLE FOR MOSUL IS FARING

While the fight on the eastern front of Iraq’s second-largest city is moving briskly, the ground assault to the south has been a slog.

5. ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR CHOI SOON-SIL

The longtime friend of the South Korean president is facing allegations of influence-peddling and other activities, triggering a huge political scandal.

6. FED EXPECTED TO LEAVE RATES UNCHANGED

The U.S. central bank will likely keep a low profile when it ends a policy meeting to try to ensure that it doesn’t become part of the campaign debate.

7. ROBOTS BLAMED FOR US JOB LOSSES

Research shows the automation of U.S. factories is a much bigger factor than foreign trade in the loss of factory jobs.

8. SEEKING CLUES TO 2-BUS CRASH

An autopsy may determine if the Baltimore school bus driver was stricken and recording equipment may help explain the collision that killed six people.

9. JON STEWART RECALLS GETTING INTO TWITTER SPAT WITH TRUMP

Getting insulted online by the Republican is old hat now, but the comedian recalled being surprised when the billionaire businessman called him overrated three years ago.

10. ONE OF THESE STREAKS HAS TO END

The Chicago Cubs, who last won the World Series in 1908, play Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians, whose last title was in 1948.

10 things to know today

By The Associated Press

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

1. BATTLE FOR MOSUL NOW BEING FOUGHT IN CITY OUTSKIRTS

Fighting rages as Iraq’s special forces begin their assault on the country’s second largest city, part of operations to drive the Islamic State group from its stronghold.

2. WHO’S STUCK IN THE MIDDLE IN EMAIL CLAMOR

Obama is caught between his attorney general, his FBI director and Hillary Clinton in the spat over whether emails related to the former secretary of state contained classified information.

3. TRUMP IS MASTER OF HIS DOMAINS

The Republican has been buying up web addresses that mock or insult him, with the apparent goal of making sure they don’t fall into the hands of his enemies.

4. PALESTINIAN LAWYER FIGHTS FOR WOMEN, ONE DIVORCE AT A TIME

Women across the Arab world gain ground in education and health, but inequality remains entrenched in most family courts in the most intimate arena of their lives – marriage and divorce.

5. ‘I CAME HERE TO HELP HER DIE’

South Korean police detain a man who rammed an excavator into a gate near the office where prosecutors questioned a woman at the center of a scandal that threatens the country’s president.

6. WHAT’S NEXT FOR PONTIFF ON HISTORIC VISIT

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Sweden’s tiny Catholic community after marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

7. MORE MIGRANTS FROM AROUND WORLD MAKING WAY TO US BORDER

The arrests of thousands from India, China, Romania, Bangladesh and Nepal in the past year present a new challenge to immigration agents at the Mexican border.

8. SEPTA STRIKE COULD AFFECT US ELECTION

Transit workers in Philadelphia are hitting the picket lines and commuters are scrambling to make alternate plans as about 900,000 rides are affected.

9. DEADLY HALLOWEEN ACCIDENT IN MISSISSIPPI

A vehicle strikes a flat-bed trailer carrying adults and children in costume, killing three and injuring several others in the tiny town of Chunky, authorities say.

10. WHO WILL END WORLD SERIES DROUGHT

The Cleveland Indians seek to win a title at home for the first time since 1920 and first of any kind since 1948. The Cubs haven’t captured a Series in 108 years.

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