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October 10, 2012 at 6:54 AM

10 things to know for Wednesday, Oct. 10

The Associated Press

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

1. EMBASSY OFFICIAL WARNED STATE DEPT. BEFORE LIBYA ATTACK

He is expected to tell a House panel at 9 a.m. Seattle time that he pleaded for more security before the ambassador and two others were killed, and cited a report detailing 230 incidents there, but his request was turned down.

2. ANTI-MUSLIM FILMMAKER TO FACE QUESTIONS IN COURT

Mark Basseley Youssef must convince a judge at a 1 p.m. hearing that he did not violate his probation on a bank fraud violation.

 

3. ROMNEY’S NEW SLOGAN

The line — “Clear eyes and full hearts – and America can’t lose” — is a twist on the inspirational phrase from TV’s “Friday Night Lights.”

4. SUPREME COURT TAKES UP AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

A white Texan’s lawsuit has justices reconsidering at 8 a.m. how much race should be a factor in college admissions.

 

5. HOW MEXICO LOST THE REMAINS OF A NOTORIOUS DRUG LORD

Gunmen in a hijacked hearse snatched the body of Heriberto Lazcano from a funeral home after the Zetas strongman was killed.

6. WHO MOVED INTO NYC’S RICHEST NEIGHBORHOOD

A homeless shelter has opened on the Upper West Side, home to the wealthiest 1 percent of New Yorkers.

 

7. WHAT A MAN ARRESTED AT LAX WAS WEARING

Yongda Huang Harris was dressed in a bulletproof vest and fire-resistant pants when he was taken into custody on suspicion of transporting hazardous materials.

 

8. WHY TOYOTA IS RECALLING 7.43 MILLION VEHICLES

More than a dozen models have a faulty power-window switch; an uneven application of grease can cause friction and sometimes smoke.

9. JUDGE FREES ONE PUSSY RIOT MEMBER

Yekaterina Samutsevich’s sentence was suspended because she was thrown out of Moscow’s main cathedral before she could take part in the “punk prayer.”

10. DETROIT LIONS LINEMAN, ACTOR ALEX KARRAS DIES

The 77-year-old former defensive tackle and actor has died of kidney failure.

 

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