10 Things to Know for Monday

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An Egyptian supporter of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak celebrates an appeal granted by a court, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. A court granted Hosni Mubarak's appeal of his life sentence in a Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 hearing, ordering a retrial of the ousted Egyptian president on charges that he failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime nearly two years ago. The ruling came one day after a prosecutor placed a new detention order on Mubarak over gifts worth millions of Egyptian pounds (hundreds of thousands of US dollars) he and other regime officials allegedly received from Egypt's top newspaper as a show of loyalty while he was in power. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. PARTY LEADERS CLASH OVER OBAMA AS ELECTION NEARS

With only 48 hours left until midterms, Republicans assail the president in a final push to motivate voters and Democrats deploy their biggest stars to help preserve an endangered Senate majority.

2. 'DEATH WITH DIGNITY' ADVOCATE ENDS HER LIFE

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally-ill cancer patient, took lethal drugs prescribed by her doctor after campaigning for months for the expansion of assisted-suicide laws.

3. WHERE COPS IN FERGUSON DIDN'T WANT THE MEDIA

The federal government restricted more than 37 square miles of airspace for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during protests.

4. WHO PLANS TO FIGHT TROPICAL DISEASES AMID EBOLA OUTBREAK

Bill Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will give much more money toward that goal, increasing his foundation's malaria program budget by 30 percent.

5. GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED SYRIA REMAINS DEFIANT

It is truncated in size, battered and impoverished, but it carries on, underscoring how Assad has clung to power despite an armed rebellion to uproot him.

6. UNITED NATIONS SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE IS HAPPENING

The U.N.'s panel on climate science says global warming is almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century.

7. CHINA SLOWDOWN COULD BRUISE GLOBAL ECONOMY

An Associated Press survey of 30 economists has found that 57 percent of them expect China's decelerating economy to restrain growth in countries from Brazil and Chile to Australia and South Korea.

8. SPACESHIP DISASTER A REMINDER OF DEADLY EXPLOSION

The loss of an experimental aircraft that broke up over the Mojave Desert last week has renewed criticism of the way the craft's designer and Virgin Galactic handled a deadly explosion seven years ago.

9. ROBOTIC PENGUIN DESIGNED TO SPY ON REAL ONES

It's pretty darn cute, and so convincing that penguins essentially talk to it, as if it is a potential mate for their chicks.

10. BLINDFOLDED MAN WALKS TIGHTROPE BETWEEN SKYSCRAPERS

High-wire artist Nik Wallenda, great-grandson of Karl Wallenda of the famous Flying Wallendas circus family, made the nail-biting walk in Chicago with no harness or net.

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