10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Associated Press

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 9 at 2:02 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday (times in EDT):

1. OBAMA REGROUPS AS ROMNEY GAINS NEW CONFIDENCE

Both campaigns acknowledge the Republican's strong turn in last week's debate had an impact, but Democrats hope a get-out-the-vote program will turn the election in their favor.

2. SANDUSKY SENTENCING SET FOR TUESDAY

The ex-Penn State assistant coach and some of the victims he was convicted of molesting are expected to speak at the hearing.

3. WHAT NASA HOPES TO LEARN FROM SKYDIVER'S JUMP

Felix Baumgartner's 23-mile high free fall, scheduled for Tuesday morning, could lead to ways to help astronauts survive accidents.

4. SYRIA'S ATTACKS ON TURKEY SEND A MESSAGE TO WEST: STAY AWAY

Turks consider whether the conflict might end if Bashar Assad would step down and let his vice president replace him as Syria's leader.

5. HOW HUGO CHAVEZ'S NEXT TERM SHAPES UP

The Venezuela president faces rapidly expanding debt, high inflation and a weakening currency — all limiting the programs that made him popular.

6 EGYPT'S PRESIDENT PARDONS OPPOSITION PROTESTERS

The decree could benefit more than 1,000 demonstrators, but some lawyers say the wording is vague and doesn't immediately set anyone free.

7. FRIENDS REMEMBER NUDE STUDENT SHOT BY POLICE

They say his erratic behavior just before he died was totally out of character for the young man they knew as quiet and courteous, "the kid everybody liked."

8. AMERICAN AIRLINES' CEO ADMITS PAST FEW WEEKS WERE ROUGH

After dealing with snowballing delays, cancellations and the grounding of 48 planes due to loose seats on a few flights, Tom Horton tells the AP: "We'll get past this just like other airlines before us have."

9. WHY FARMERS ARE UNLIKELY TO GROW HEMP

They say that even if a ballot question is approved in three states next month, it may not keep federal drug agents away from their farms.

10. MAN DIES AFTER WINNING ROACH-EATING CONTEST

Edward Archbold downed dozens of the bugs, but an entomology professor says the insects are normally safe to eat unless someone has an allergy to them.

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