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Created: 10/30/2014 9:21 AM WHEC.com
By: The Associated Press

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

1. EBOLA CRISIS STIRS DEBATE OVER QUARANTINES

Medical experts are debating the benefits of isolating patients of deadly diseases--many are saying in this case quarantines may not be warranted or effective.

2. IRAQI KURDS SLOWLY MAKING WAY TOWARDS SYRIA

The ability of the peshmerga troops to break a siege of Kobani by the Islamic State group will depend on the effectiveness of their weapons and on continued U.S.-led airstrikes.

3. SAN FRANCISCO AGAIN GIANTS OF BASEBALL

Madison Bumgarner pitches five innings of near-perfect relief and the Giants hold off the Royals 3-2 in Game 7 of World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

4. WHY SENATE CONTROL COULD BE IN THE HANDS OF TWO MEN

Maine independent Angus King and Kansas hopeful Greg Orman could anoint the party that holds the majority with their choice of who to caucus with.

5. ISLAMISTS LOSE IN ARAB SPRING BIRTHPLACE

A liberal secular party wins most seats in Tunisia's parliamentary elections, dealing a blow to the country's once-dominant religious party.

6. SRI LANKA: NO HOPE OF FINDING SURVIVORS AFTER MUDSLIDE

Up to 200 people may have died in the disaster at a tea plantation.

7. WHO WANTS TO HAVE THE NEW PUNTA CANA

Haiti, the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, is aiming to become a hot tourism destination with the development of mega beach resorts.

8. HOW SAMSUNG IS LOSING MOBILE PHONE PROFITS

The South Korean technology pioneer admits that it has failed to respond quickly to a changing handset market, vowing to overhaul its lineup.

9. GIRLS' JIHADI QUEST STIRS FEAR AMONG PARENTS

Many in their close-knit Muslim community in suburban Denver are worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.

10. SISTINE CHAPEL GETS BRIGHTER LOOK

The Vatican unveils a state-of-the art illumination and air conditioning system designed to better show off the precious frescoes and protect them from dirt and heat.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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