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October 15, 2012 at 1:57 PM

10 things to know for Monday, Oct. 15

The Associated Press

A daily look at breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:

1. JUDGE MIGHT NOT ALLOW TORTURE TESTIMONY IN GUANTANAMO HEARINGS

The order affects the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, as pretrial hearings start at 6 a.m.

2. WHAT IT’S LIKE TO TRAVEL FASTER THAN SOUND

Record-breaking skydiver Felix Baumgartner says it’s “hard to describe because you don’t feel it” after his 833.9 mph jump from 24 miles above Earth.

3. THE JUMP’S OTHER RECORD: ONLINE

YouTube officials say a record 8 million viewers watched the live stream of the skydive.

4. WHY A 14-YEAR-OLD PAKISTANI ACTIVIST IS GOING TO BRITAIN

Malala Yousufzai was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban. She’s been airlifted to the U.K. to get the specialized medical care she needs to recover, and also to protect her from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants.

5. HOW AMERICANS ARE SPENDING MONEY (OR AREN’T)

The U.S. Commerce Department released retail sales data for September that showed Americans have stepped up their purchases of autos, electronics and building supplies.

6. WHERE ENDEAVOUR WILL SPEND ITS RETIREMENT

“It’s like Christmas!” one staffer exclaimed when the shuttle reached its home at the California Science Museum after a 12-mile crawl through Los Angeles.

7. LAST NOBEL PRIZE AWARDED

Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley were awarded the Nobel economics prize, the sixth and final honor of the year.

8. GOOD NEWS ON THE HPV VACCINE

A study finds the shots that protect against cervical cancer do not lead to promiscuity, as some parents of girls had worried.

9. A STEP TOWARD PEACE IN THE PHILIPPINES

The government and rebels signed a preliminary peace pact that grants minority Muslims broad autonomy in exchange for ending more than 40 years of violence.

10. PANDA MAKES PREHISTORIC DINNER MENU

Prehistoric Panda Express: A scientist has found evidence that China’s beloved national symbol was seen quite differently by ancient humans: as food.

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