By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday:
1. SANDY COMES ASHORE, A HURRICANE NO LONGER
Now a "post-tropical" hybrid storm, Sandy came ashore along the New Jersey coastline at about 8 p.m. with gusts of more than 85 mph.
2. DANGER DANGLES ABOVE NYC STREET
A crane atop a 74-story building collapsed in high wind and hung limp above the sidewalk, forcing evacuations on the street and nearby buildings.
3. HOW SANDY RAINED ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
Obama switched from campaigner to hands-on commander of the federal response to the superstorm, while Romney curtailed events and urged donations to relief efforts.
4. SYRIAN CEASE-FIRE ENDS IN FAILURE
The death toll during what was supposed to have been a four-day truce exceeded 500.
5. WHAT ECONOMIC THREATS THE NEXT PRESIDENT IS FACING
An AP survey of 31 economists says a weaker European economy and tax disputes in Congress are among the challenges the election winner will have to grapple with.
6. FEARING FOR THE FUTURE, COPTIC CHRISTIANS VOTE ON A NEW POPE
The spiritual leader will have to help the ancient Egyptian church assert its identity and rights amid a rising tide of Islamism.
7. HOW SOCIAL MEDIA COULD IMPACT THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL
Prosecutors fear that potential jurors could be influenced by social media posts, but a judge rejects a request for a gag order in the racially charged case.
8. MICROSOFT TAKES A BITE AT APPLE
New version of the Windows Phone is meant to compete with the more-popular iPhone, as well as Android devices.
9. NUMBER OF DAYTIME TALK SHOWS SHRINKS A BIT
Anderson Cooper's TV chatfest is ending, victim of low ratings.
10. GIANTS HAVE THE WINNING RECIPE
Stellar starting pitching. Shut-down bullpen. Late-season surge. San Francisco tosses it all together - and captures another World Series crown.
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