10 Things to Know for Today

November 8, 2012 - 9:33 AM
Mideast Israel Scientology

In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 photo, shows books by American science fiction writer and founder of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, on display at the Scientology center in port city of Jaffa Tel Aviv, Israel. Near the ancient market of Israel’s biblical port city of Jaffa, a striking new white building has been erected amid the mustard tableau of surrounding stores and homes. The elegant 60,000 square-foot center sticks out for another reason: It is the new headquarters of Scientology in the Holy Land. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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

1. AFTER ELECTION, OBAMA AND GOP LAY DOWN MARKERS FOR DEFICIT DEAL

The White House says voters want both sides to set aside partisan interests as Boehner hints at accepting some form of higher tax revenue.

2. HOW OBAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY COULD CHANGE IN HIS SECOND TERM

The president has a freer hand to deal with Syria, Iran and China but first he has to select a new team to implement his agenda.

3. NEW STORM BRINGS SNOW TO NORTHEAST

Tens of thousands lose power as Sandy-ravaged areas dig out from nor'easter.

4. WHAT THE CHINESE PRESIDENT TOLD HIS COUNTRY'S COMMUNIST CONGRESS

Hu Jintao urges party members to curb graft but keep firm political control as he prepares to hand off power to successor.

5. GIFFORDS SHOOTER TO BE SENTENCED

Plea-bargain will ensure that the man who shot the Arizona congresswoman and 17 others will spend the rest of his life in prison.

6. ARGENTINES PREPARE FOR HUGE ANTI-GOVERNMENT MARCH

Pot-banging demonstrators will voice their concerns in Buenos Aires and plazas around the nation.

7. WHERE SCIENTOLOGY DOESN'T SET OFF ALARMS

A newly-opened headquarters for the movement has caused little controversy in Israel.

8. MARIJUANA VOTES SET UP SHOWDOWN WITH FEDS

And a fight is exactly what pot proponents in Colorado and Washington say they want.

9. RISING TIDE OF VIOLENCE TARGETS PAKISTANI HINDUS

The long-suffering minority faces increased physical attacks, forced conversions and discrimination.

10. THE COMPROMISE APPLE MADE ON THE IPAD MINI

AP technology writer Peter Svensson says the screen quality on the smaller tablet is a letdown.