10 Things to Know for Today: Oct. 24
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. GERMANY SUMMONS U.S. AMBASSADOR OVER SPYING ALLEGATIONS
The defense minister says Europe and the U.S. can't return to business as usual after allegations that the chancellor's cellphone was monitored.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PHOTO: Hannaford stores feature the company's Guiding Stars rating system, as shown on a cereal price tag in a South Portland, Maine, store on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. A new study by researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration and the University of Florida suggest that the rating system steers shoppers toward healthier choices in grocery stores. (AP Photo/Clarke Canfield)