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October 12, 2012 at 8:30 AM

10 things to know for Friday

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

1. EUROPEAN UNION WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

In the midst of its greatest crisis since its beginnings in the 1950s, the committee cited the EU’s record on peace, democracy and human rights.

2. WHERE THE CANDIDATES ARE TODAY

After last night’s spirited vice presidential debate, all four candidates hit the road – from Richmond, Va., to La Crosse, Wis. – to amplify their messages.

3. U.S. AFFIRMS IRANIAN CYBERATTACK

A former U.S. government official says the computer-based assaults against oil and gas companies in the Persian Gulf were in retaliation for U.S. sanctions against the country.

4. CDC LOCATES MOST PEOPLE AT RISK IN MENINGITIS OUTBREAK

But federal officials warn that patients will need to watch for symptoms of the deadly infection for months.

5. CHICAGO SCHOOLS CEO REPLACED AFTER 17 MONTHS

Just three weeks after the resolution of Chicago’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter-century, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to improve schools face more upheaval with the resignation of the public school system’s CEO.

6. IT’S THE END OF THE LINE FOR ENDEAVOUR

The space shuttle’s two-day, 12-mile road trip to the California Science Center began when it departed from Los Angeles International Airport early this morning.

7. AUSTERITY CUTS REFLECTED IN SPAIN’S SCALED-BACK NATIONAL DAY

Spain observed its National Day festivities in a somber mood on Friday as the traditional military pageant was scaled back to cut costs.

8. FOCUS SHIFTS IN JESSICA RIDGEWAY CASE

Authorities are appealing for help in finding the person who apparently kidnapped the 10-year-old Colorado girl.

9. BABS RETURNS TO ROOTS

Barbra Streisand makes a triumphant return to her hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y., performing her hits before 18,000 adoring fans at the newly built Barclays Center.

10. ROARING BACK TO A FAMILIAR PLACE

Detroit ace Justin Verlander pitches the Tigers back to the American League Championship Series as they blank the Oakland Athletics 6-0 in a deciding Game 5.

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