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10 things to know, Monday, Oct. 8


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

1. UN report on global warming carries warning

Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference for mankind and Earth's ecosystems in the next few decades, scientists say.

2. What McConnell’s now open to

The Senate majority leader signals he's willing to take up another Supreme Court nomination in the 2020 presidential election season should another vacancy arise, a move in contrast with his stance in 2016 over Obama's high court nominee, Merrick Garland.

3. Roads where limo crashed called treacherous

The site of a horrific accident that killed two pedestrians and 18 occupants of a limousine headed to a birthday party is a known danger spot that has long worried locals, a store manager says.

4. American researchers win Nobel for economics

Yale University's William Nordhaus and New York University's Paul Romer were recognized for their work on climate change and innovation.

5. Far-right advances in Brazilian election

Jair Bolsonaro, a brash-speaking former army captain promising to restore “traditional values,” will face the Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad in a presidential runoff vote later this month, offering the divided nation stark visions for the future.

6. 'It’s a long process’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he and Kim Jong Un discussed denuclearization, international inspections and the next summit with Trump.

7. Michael strengthening off Mexico

The tropical storm could become a dangerous Category 2 hurricane with an expected midweek strike on the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle, forecasts say.

8. Death toll nears 2,000 in Indonesia

Thousands more are believed unaccounted for after the devastating quake and tsunami and officials say search teams plan to stop looking for victims later this week.

9. Who Taylor Swift is backing in Tennessee race

The pop star says she's voting for Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics.

10. Texans outlast Cowboys in overtime

DeAndre Hopkins had 151 yards receiving, including a key twisting and turning catch and run in the extra session, as Houston beat Dallas 19-16.

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