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10 things to know, Monday, Oct. 29


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

1. 'He didn’t see us, thank God’

A survivor of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre describes how the gunman entered a darkened supply closet he and other terrorized worshippers were hiding in.

2. Politics presses on amid election-season tragedy

A divisive midterm campaign barrels on through a wave of election season violence, raising questions about whether America has grown numb to such tragedies.

3. Passenger jet crashes in Indonesia

No survivors are expected after a Lion Air plane with 189 on board crashes shortly after takeoff. Officials say human remains have been recovered, but the exact location of crash is not immediately known.

4. Brazil elects far-right president

Jair Bolsonaro promises to defend the constitution and unite a bitterly divided populace, while rights groups warn against a rollback of civil liberties.

5. U.S. election integrity depends on security-challenged firms

Experts say the companies have long skimped on security in favor of convenience, making it difficult to detect intrusions or tampering.

6. Red Sox now dynastic

Boston wins their fourth World Series championship in 15 seasons, as MVP Steve Pearce powers the Red Sox past the Dodgers in five games.

7. FBI had plenty of clues on pipe bomb suspect

Federal authorities uncovered bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc's ID with DNA, fingerprint clues soon after the explosives surfaced.

8. Russian held as agent studied U.S. group’s cyberdefenses

Maria Butina, accused of being a secret agent by the U.S., worked on a college assignment that called for her to gather information on the cyberdefenses of U.S. nonprofits that champion media freedom and human rights, AP learns.

9. What Democrats vow if they win the House

To prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would establish equal rights protections for LGBTQ individuals.

10. North Korea eyeing Swiss, Singaporean-style success

Kim Jong Un is exploring a grand plan to become a regional transportation hub and would be open to joining world financial institutions such as the IMF, AP finds.

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