10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Oct 28, 2014 5:55 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. WHY FEDERAL, STATE EBOLA QUARANTINE RULES DIVERGE

Quarantines are determined state by state in the U.S., and federal health officials are only empowered to issue guidelines.

2. MAINE NURSE AGREES TO HOME QUARANTINE AFTER RELEASE FROM NEW JERSEY

The state's Ebola protocols mean Kaci Hickox will have to stay in her house for 21 days after her last possible exposure to the disease.

3. WASHINGTON COMMUNITY MOURNS VICTIMS, SHOOTER

In a rare mix of grief and compassion, students at the Marysville high school are memorializing their lost friend who shot five others before killing himself.

4. WHOSE POPULARITY ISN'T EVIDENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Scott Brown's senate candidacy in the Granite State is hitting a snag--polls show he is even more unpopular than President Obama in the state.

5. RISING PRICES HIT SYRIA'S MARKETS

The war-torn country's economic woes have been worsened by the U.S.-led coalition bombing of oil fields under the Islamic Sate group's control, which have caused fuel prices to soar.

6. FORD ERA ENDS AS TORONTO ELECTS NEW MAYOR

John Tory wins 39 percent of the vote, compared to 35 percent for Doug Ford, brother of outgoing, scandal-ridden Mayor Rob Ford.

7. POPULAR CHINESE BLOGGER OFFERS SKETCHY PORTRAIT OF LIFE IN THE US

Zhou Xiaoping's posts have drawn fans in China, but distort facts about America; critics say the misinformation could backfire.

8. TIM COOK SAYS APPLE PAY IS A SUCCESS

The company's CEO defends the contactless payment system saying it has more subscribers than competitors combined.

9. WHICH RETAILER WILL HAVE NEW 'CALL OF DUTY' FIRST

Die-hard fans should head to Wal-Mart which will sell the latest installment of the blockbuster game 24 hours ahead of its official release.

10. 'WHEN IN DOUBT, SIT IT OUT'

That's the message Major League Baseball is promoting during the World Series to further raise awareness of concussions in professional sports.