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10 for today: Thursday, Oct. 10

10 for today: Thursday, Oct. 10

CARDINALS FLY: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright celebrates after striking out Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez for the final out of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 6-1, and advanced to the NL championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

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

1. LIBYAN LEADER KIDNAPPED, THEN FREED

Prime Minister Ali Zidan is taken from his Tripoli hotel at gunpoint, then freed a few hours later.

2. WHO’S COMING TO THE WHITE HOUSE

The president invites the entire House GOP to talk about the budget, but only about 20 senior members are expected.

3. HOW MANY HAVE TRIED TO SIGN UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE

An AP poll shows 20 million people — about 7 percent of the U.S. population — attempted to register online through the government exchanges, and three-fourths of those reported problems.

4. US SLASHES AID TO EGYPT

But Washington is holding out the possibility of restoring it if its Mideast ally moves toward free and fair elections.

5. OBAMA NOMINEE HAS DAUNTING TO-DO LIST

Before she even gets the chance to decide when to slow the Fed’s stimulus, Janet Yellen must overcome Washington’s toxic political environment and win Senate confirmation.

6. INVESTIGATORS SEEK MOTIVE IN COURTHOUSE SHOOTING

A gunman who fired up to two dozen rounds at a federal courthouse in W.Va. is shot and killed by police returning fire.

7. WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN STAIRWELL ID’D AS MISSING PATIENT

The body of Lynne Spalding was discovered Tuesday, 17 days after she disappeared from her room at San Francisco General Hospital.

8. CARDINALS ADVANCE TO NLCS

Adam Wainwright pitches a complete game to lead St. Louis to a 6-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

9. WHY ENGINEERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT AN OUTER SPACE MISSION

A Jupiter-bound spacecraft has gone into safe mode and is returning a low rate of data.

10. 12 STRANDED ON ROLLER COASTER FOR TWO HOURS

A train on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida stopped more than 150 feet up. No serious injuries were reported.

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