Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Friday (times in EDT):
1. WHAT THE U.S. JOB MARKET REPORT WILL LIKELY SOLIDIFY
That companies are hiring steadily but cautiously. And unemployment remains high.
2. CANDIDATES MAKING FINAL PUSH FOR VOTES
Obama is eager to hold ground in key battlegrounds, and Romney is pushing to expand the contest to other states, most notably Pennsylvania.
3. NEW YORK'S "FORGOTTEN" ISLAND BEARS BRUNT OF SANDY
Staten Island, an isolated pocket of the city, is perhaps the area most devastated by the monster storm that has left more than 90 dead.
4. AS ROUTINE RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY, IT'S JOINED BY FRUSTRATION
Big Apple residents grapple with traffic, bus lines and shortages, prompting one to exclaim "I'm tired of it, big-time."
5. NOW IT'S ATLANTIS' TURN TO JOURNEY INTO RETIREMENT
At 6:30 a.m., the space shuttle's trek at Cape Canaveral, Fla., won't replicate the narrow, stop-and-go turns that Endeavour encountered last month in Los Angeles, but its mastermind is sweating bullets nonetheless.
6. EPA: HYUNDAI, KIA OVERSTATED GAS MILEAGE
The U.S. agency found that the Korean automakers inflated the gas mileage on most of their models by one to six miles per gallon.
7. DAY OF THE DEAD OBSERVANCES COLORFUL, MACABRE
From Mexico to Haiti to Guatemala, the festivities to honor loved ones vary from pouring moonshine to voodoo to a wild horse race.
8. WHAT THE CIA SAYS REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI
Agency officers say they responded to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in less than 25 minutes and were never told to delay or stand down.
9. BLAKE'S BIG NIGHT AT THE CMA's
Blake Shelton, "The Voice" star, wins entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.
10. CHARGERS COACH GETS REPREIVE AFTER WIN
Norv Turner is off the hot seat, at least for 10 days, as reeling San Diego snapped a long touchdown drought en route to a 31-13 victory over the staggering Kansas City Chiefs.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.