Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. HOW CLINTON, TRUMP ARE TRYING TO CLOSE THE DEAL
As the race heads to the finish line, both candidates aggressively cast the other as a catastrophic choice for the White House.
2. FBI CHIEF’S DECISION ON EMAILS FITS PATTERN
It’s not the first time James Comey has found himself in the spotlight for taking a stand on what the 6-foot-8 lawyer saw as the moral high ground.
3. WHY SECURING MOSUL COULD TAKE MONTHS
In wresting the city from Islamic State militants, Iraqi and other troops will need to fend off booby traps and ambushes in difficult, house-to-house fighting.
4. CUBS FORCE GAME 7
Jake Arrieta pitches into the sixth inning as Chicago turns back Cleveland 9-3 and knots the World Series at 3 games apiece.
5. BILL COSBY AWAITS CRUCIAL COURT RULING
The entertainer’s lawyers press a judge to keep the comedian’s damaging deposition in a decade-old lawsuit out of his sexual assault trial.
6. SCHOOL BUS IN DEADLY PRE-DAWN CRASH ON WAY TO FIRST STOP
Both drivers are among six people killed in Baltimore when the school bus with no students aboard smashes into a commuter bus.
7. AUTHORITIES ASSESS DAMAGE TO ALABAMA PIPELINE
A deadly explosion — the pipeline’s second accident and shutdown in two months — raises fears of another round of gas shortages and price increases.
8. POPE RULES OUT WOMEN’S ORDINATION
The pontiff says the “last word” on the question was delivered by St. John Paul II and that no changes are foreseen.
9. ‘MY MESSAGE FOR MY SISTERS IS THAT WE AREN’T WEAK’
A Pakistani gang-rape victim walks the fashion runway, seeking to serve as a symbol of hope to other Pakistani women.
10. NEWS NETWORKS THRIVING AMID PRESIDENTIAL RACE
MSNBC reaches its biggest weekday prime-time audience in the network’s 20-year history in October. Rivals CNN and Fox News Channel had strong months, too.
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