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10 things: NSA accessing Yahoo, Google data centers?

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Associated Press
October 31, 2013

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

1. OBAMA VOWS TO CURE HEALTH CARE WEBSITE 

“There's no excuse” for the dysfunctional rollout, he declares. “And I take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed ASAP.” Click here for story

2. NSA REPORTEDLY ACCESSES YAHOO, GOOGLE DATA CENTERS 

The latest revelations trigger legal questions, including whether the agency may be violating federal wiretap laws. Click here for story

3. WHAT HASN'T HAPPENED SINCE 1918

The Boston Red Sox claimed their third World Series title in 10 years with a 6-1 win over St. Louis, clinching the title at Fenway Park for the first time in nearly a century. Click here for story

4. AFTER PUSHING OUT US MILITARY, IRAQ BACKTRACKS 

American weapons, training and manpower are needed to help fight a bloody resurgence of al-Qaida, a top official says. Click here for story

5. BUS DRIVER SAVES WOMAN FROM JUMPING OFF BRIDGE

Darnell Barton had just picked up about 20 high school students in Buffalo, N.Y., when he spotted her on the side of the road. Click here for story

6. BELGIUM CONSIDERS EUTHANASIA LAW FOR CHILDREN

The practice is now legal there for adults, but no other country allows it for minors. Click here for story

7. STUDY: GETTING YOUR BELL RUNG SHOULD MEAN A TIME OUT 

A report reveals gaps in what is known about the risk of concussions in youth sports, but urges athletes to stay on the sidelines whenever they suffer one. Click here for story

8. MAJOR DRUG TUNNEL FOUND ON U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

Authorities find a sophisticated passage connecting San Diego and Tijuana, the eighth such discovery in the area since 2006. Click here for story

9. SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM  — AND YOU'RE 21 

The New York City Council votes to raise the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21, higher than all but a few places in the U.S. Click here for story

10. WHO STOLE THE SHOW AT THE VATICAN 

As the pope delivers a homily, a little boy climbs onto the papal chair — and at one point even clings to the pontiff's legs. Click here for story



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