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10 things to know: Obama's to-do list for Congress

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Associated Press
October 18, 2013

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

1. BART WORKERS GO ON STRIKE 

Transit workers walk off the job in the San Francisco Bay area after labor talks break down. Click here for story

2. OBAMA HAS THREE-ITEM TO-DO LIST FOR CONGRESS

The president wants to tackle immigration, farm legislation and the budget by the end of the year. Click here for story

3. GOVERNMENT GETTING BACK TO NORMAL 

The crab boats are at sea, the loggers are in the forest and the panda cam is on as furloughed employees return to work. Click here for story

4. WHY ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE DIGGING UNDER A FORT IN INDIA 

A popular Hindu holy man said a former king appeared to him in a dream and told him that there is a $50 billion treasure hidden there. Click here for story

5. OBAMA TAPS EX-PENTAGON LAWYER AS HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF 

An administration official says the president will nominate Jeh Johnson because of his experience as a national security leader. Click here for story

6. WHAT SET OFF A MANHUNT IN FLORIDA 

Forged documents led to the mistaken release of two convicted killers serving life in prison, authorities say. Click here for story

7. SCIENTIST BELIEVES HE’S SOLVED MYSTERY OF THE YETI 

DNA analysis suggests the elusive ape-like creature in the Himalayas is really a bear. Click here for story

8. HOW A SKULL SHEDS LIGHT ON EARLY HUMANS 

Researchers say the 1.8 million-year-old fossil provides the earliest evidence of human ancestors moving out of Africa and spreading north. Click here for story

9. CHARACTER ACTOR ED LAUTER DIES AT 74 

His long and prolific career included roles in “The Longest Yard” and “The Artist.” Click here for story

10. NOLAN RYAN DECIDES TO STEP DOWN 

The Hall of Fame pitcher says this is the right time for him to retire after six years as CEO of the Texas Rangers. Click here for story



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