10 Things To Know For Thursday October 24


UPDATED: Thursday October 24, 2013 5:31 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday October 24:
    
1. GERMANY SUMMONS U.S. AMBASSADOR OVER SPYING ALLEGATIONS
    
The defense minister says Europe and U.S. can't return to business as usual after allegations that the chancellor's cellphone was monitored. GERMANY-US SPYING
    
2. WEBSITE CONTRACTORS BLAME OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
    
Executives of the company that built the problem-plagued health insurance online marketplace will testify before a House committee. HEALTH OVERHAUL PROBLEMS
    
3. FDA NEEDS HELP FROM PET OWNERS, VETS
    
The agency is trying to find the poison behind the deaths of 580 dogs and the sickening of thousands. PETS SNACK WARNING
    
4. WHAT'S HELPING CONSUMERS MAKE BETTER FOOD CHOICES
    
A nutritional rating system using gold stars on price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits. NUTRITIONAL LABELS
    
5. SYRIA RELEASES FEMALE DETAINEES
    
An activist group says the government has freed dozens of women in a prisoner exchange involving Lebanon, Turkey, Qatar and the Palestinian Authority.  SYRIA
    
6. KENNEDY COUSIN WINS NEW TRIAL IN 1975 DEATH
    
A judge rules Michael Skakel's attorney failed to adequately represent him when he was convicted in 2002. SKAKEL APPEAL
    
7. SOFT-SPOKEN MASS. TEEN ACCUSED OF KILLING TEACHER
    
Officials recovered the remains of the 24-year-old victim in the woods behind the school. TEACHER KILLED-MASS
    
8. WHY THE 747 COULD BE FLYING INTO THE SUNSET
    
Most airlines prefer two-engine jets that use less fuel than the big, four-engine planes. BOEING 747-THE END?
    
9. REVERSED CALL HELPS RED SOX TO VICTORY
    
The second base umpire is overruled by the rest of his crew, paving the way for Boston's 8-1 rout of St. Louis in Game 1 of the World Series. WORLD SERIES
    
10. WHO NEEDS HIGH-DOSE FLU SHOTS
    
Experts say regular vaccinations tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older. FLU VACCINE ELDERLY

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