News

10 for today: Tuesday, Oct. 8

10 for today: Tuesday, Oct. 8

BACK ON THE SMALL SCREEN: Will Ferrell will take his infamous "Anchorman" character Ron Burgandy to a series of ads for Chrysler. Photo: Associated Press

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

1. DEMOCRATS PLAN NEXT BUDGET BATTLE MOVE

A Senate measure to increase the government’s borrowing cap is in the works.

2. HEALTH CARE ROLLOUT DRAWING RANGE OF RESPONSES

Opponents of the new law are crowing about its glitch-ridden start, while others insist the online enrollment system can be fixed.

3. HOW SEPARATE US RAIDS IN AFRICA ARE LINKED

The two operations, thousands of miles apart, show an American readiness to go after militants in nations where authorities are unable to do so, even years later.

4. EGYPT’S UNCERTAIN PATH FORWARD

Its leaders are pumping up a pro-military, nationalist fervor while also trying to crush ousted president Morsi’s Islamist supporters. The result has been more turmoil.

5. WHO’S TAKING A FRESH LOOK AT CAMPAIGN FINANCING

The Supreme Court is considering whether to undo some limits on contributions from big givers to political campaigns.

6. ARGENTINE PRESIDENT FACES SURGERY

A clot pressing against Cristina Fernandez’ brain was causing headaches, but worrying new symptoms are prompting immediate attention.

7. WHAT THE CAMERAS DON’T SEE

An AP investigation finds 23 of the 27 major casinos on the Las Vegas Strip have no surveillance in hotel hallways or elevator landings, creating opportunities for crime.

8. NATIONAL MALL FIRE VICTIM IDENTIFIED

Authorities say John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J., is the man who died last week after pouring gasoline on his head and setting himself ablaze.

9. MEET CHRYSLER’S PECULIAR PITCHMAN

Actor Will Ferrell brings his big-screen character Ron Burgundy, the egotistical airhead TV anchorman, to the small screen in a series of ads for the automaker.

10. WALKOFF HOME RUN PROPELS RAYS OVER SOX

Jose Lobaton keeps Tampa Bay in contention against Boston for the American League Division Series title.

Recently Played

Latest Headlines

in Music

Ed Sheeran surprises newlyweds at wedding reception

Fresh
Ed Sheeran performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Ed Sheeran surprised a pair of newlyweds at their wedding reception by singing Thinking Out Loud for their first dance.

in Music

Taylor Swift named among world’s greatest leaders in new Fortune poll

Fresh
Singer Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York.

Taylor Swift ranks two spots behind Pope Francis in a new Fortune.com poll of the World's Greatest Leaders.

in Entertainment

‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

in Music

Chris Daughtry heading back to TV

Chris Daughtry arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry is heading back to the small screen for the new TV series "Studio City."

in Music

Ed Sheeran splits from girlfriend

Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in London, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

Ed Sheeran is single again after splitting from girlfriend Athina Andrelos.