Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT CONGRESS IS SENDING TO OBAMA
A budget and debt deal that averts a catastrophic national default and sets the budget for the federal government for the next two years.
2. LITTLE OUTCRY OVER HOSPITAL BOMBINGS IN SOME WARZONES
Fatigue and differing dynamics over the conflicts in Syria and Yemen may have fueled apathy in contrast to outrage over Israel's Gaza Wars and the U.S. bombing of the Afghan clinic in Kunduz.
3. WHY IMMIGRANTS ARE MAKING PERILOUS JOURNEY
Those caught illegally crossing the Mexican border believe they will be permitted to stay in the U.S. and collect public benefits, documents reveal.
4. PUBLIC OPINION SHIFTING ON GAY NUPTIALS
A new AP poll finds that for the first time, most Americans expect public servants to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, even over religious objections.
5. AEGEAN SEA SITE OF MORE DROWNINGS
Greek authorities say 22 people have died after two boats carrying migrants and refugees from Turkey to Greece sank overnight.
6. WEEKLONG MANHUNT ENDS IN KENTUCKY
A fugitive accused of shooting a Tennessee police officer and firing at a Kentucky trooper is killed in a shootout with authorities.
7. POLAND RULES AGAINST EXTRADITING POLANSKI
A Polish court says the law forbids Warsaw from handing over the filmmaker to the U.S.
8. NO TRICKS: HALLOWEEN ALL THE RAGE IN JAPAN
For the usually reserved Japanese, Halloween proves a good excuse to act wild in strange outfits at parades and parties.
9. RAPPER'S NOVEL WAY TO RELEASE NEW MUSIC
Hip-hop star Akon tells AP's Ryan Nakashima he plans to release his first albums in seven years via a free, ad-supported app.
10. WHO IS STILL UNBEATEN IN NFL
Tom Brady throws for 356 yards and four touchdowns and the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 36-7 to improve to 7-0.