published Monday, October 29th, 2012

10 Things to Know for Today

In this April 20, 2011, file photo, Barcelona fans wave pro-independence Catalonia flags during the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain. More than ever, FC Barcelona, known affectionately as Barca, lived up to its motto of being "more than a club" for this wealthy northeastern region where Spain's economic crisis is fueling separatist sentiment. Barca has been seen as a bastion of Catalan identity dating back to the three decades of dictatorship when Catalans could not openly speak, teach or publish in their native Catalan language. Barcelona writer Manuel Vazquez Montalban famously called the football team "Catalonia's unarmed symbolic army." (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
In this April 20, 2011, file photo, Barcelona fans wave pro-independence Catalonia flags during the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain. More than ever, FC Barcelona, known affectionately as Barca, lived up to its motto of being "more than a club" for this wealthy northeastern region where Spain's economic crisis is fueling separatist sentiment. Barca has been seen as a bastion of Catalan identity dating back to the three decades of dictatorship when Catalans could not openly speak, teach or publish in their native Catalan language. Barcelona writer Manuel Vazquez Montalban famously called the football team "Catalonia's unarmed symbolic army." (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:

1. SUPERSTORM NEARS EAST COAST

Sandy is expected to come ashore Monday night in New Jersey bringing high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water up to 11 feet tall.

2. AIR TRAFFIC COMES TO A NEAR HALT AS NORTHEAST GEARS FOR SANDY

Thousands of flight cancellations mean passengers are stranded from Hong Kong to Europe.

3. WHAT THE KEY WAS TO THE GIANTS' SERIES SWEEP

Some may point to MVP Pablo Sandoval's three homers in Game 1 while others say the clincher was Marco Scutaro's 10th inning hit in Game 4.

4. CAMPAIGN'S LAST WEEK TURNS INTO SCHEDULING NIGHTMARE

Obama and Romney are grappling with how to continue campaigning while a massive storm is hitting the nation's eastern third.

5. WHERE NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENTS REALLY MATTER

Swing voters pay attention to newspapers' picks in local and state elections whose candidates and issues don't get so much coverage.

6. U.S. HEALTH INSURERS' BIG DILEMMA ON OBAMACARE

Sure, the industry hates much of the new law. But UnitedHealth Group, BlueCross Blue Shield and others stand to rake in billions from new customers.

7. WHAT THE ELECTIONS HOLD FOR ISRAEL'S DEFENSE MINISTER

Despite his illustrious political career, Ehud Barak is looking at what many think is a possible end for his ambitions.

8. LOOK WHO SEEMS TO BE BEST AT KNOWING HOW TO UNPLUG

It just might be tech-industry folks, who take long, unwired vacations and aren't shy about setting "away" messages.

9. HOW SOME INDONESIAN GIRLS BECOME SEX SLAVES

Older men are using Facebook to meet teenagers whom they kidnap, abuse and then use as sex slaves within the country and abroad.

10. FOR CATALANS, SOCCER CLUB IS A SYMBOL OF NATIONALISM

"Barca" carries the dreams of the wealthy northeastern region of Spain as the country's financial crisis fuels separatist sentiment.

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