News Headlines 10.31.12

NATION
Vast storm packs wallop for millions
The awesome scale of Sandy meant an extraordinary number of people received close to a direct hit.
( by Joel Achenbach and Colum Lynch , The Washington Post)
Euthanasia should be a right
Readers respond to an article about the end-of-life decisions and to one about the call of mockingbirds.
(, The Washington Post)
Philadelphia prepares for storm
From laundromats to shelters, officials, residents ready for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
( by Lisa Rein , The Washington Post)
The cost of Romney’s larger military?
Walter Pincus examines the candidate’s proposal for boosting troop numbers.
(, The Washington Post)
Exercise may protect the aging brain
A new study suggests that physical activity may mitigate cognitive decline in older adults.
(, The Washington Post)
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LOCAL
New York, New Jersey devastated by Sandy
One of the largest and fiercest storms to menace the East Coast in years caused widespread flooding, power outages and damage. At least 16 have died, AP reports.
( by Fredrick Kunkle, Laura Vozzella and Jeremy Borden , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy: District tips and information
( by Washington Post staff , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy pummels East Coast
Storm comes ashore in N.J. but swamps New York city, flooding much of the financial district.
( by Ashley Halsey III, Lori Aratani and Laura Vozzella , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy: Anne Arundel County tips and information
( by Washington Post Staff , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy: Manassas tips and information
( by Washington Post Staff , The Washington Post)
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POLITICS
Working to reduce food waste and protect the environment
At just 26 years-old, Laura Moreno is a tireless crusader for reducing and recycling food waste.
( by The Partnership for Public Service , The Washington Post)
Rep. Donna Edwards, an outsider again
The Maryland congresswoman is breaking with fellow Democrats by opposing Question 7, which would expand gambling in the state.
( by Miranda S. Spivack , The Washington Post)
Election lawyers at the ready
Thousands of attorneys are poised to challenge election results that may be called into question by machine failures, voter suppression or other allegations of illegal activity.
( by Bill Turque , The Washington Post)
Storm throws a wrench into the works of Va. campaigns, voting efforts
As Sandy approached, it became clear the biggest political impact was likely to be in hotly contested Virginia.
( by Amy Gardner , The Washington Post)
Challenge to surveillance act divides Supreme Court
The justices debate whether anyone can contest the law if they’re not sure they’re being monitored.
( by Robert Barnes , The Washington Post)
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STYLE
Carolyn Hax: Travel turbulence
It is reasonable to ask a husband to give his wife and child a two-hour ride to the airport for a three-hour flight? Or is there a larger question here?
(, The Washington Post)
We all agree: Sandy is more than hot air
Hard evidence of a real threat is more convincing than reporters in rain gear.
( by Ann Gerhart , The Washington Post)
Residents pack up, prep for flooding
Low-lying areas braced for flooding, as workers cleared sewer grates and residents prepared to flee.
( by Carol Morello and Corinne Reilly , The Washington Post)
Decoding our ‘Frankenstorm’
Storm cliches and neologisms are a way of trying to assert control when we’re vulnerable to nature’s wrath.
( by Emily Wax , The Washington Post)
Traveling after Sandy
Advice for travelers stuck while Hurricane Sandy storms up the Eastern Seaboard.
( by Andrea Sachs , The Washington Post) More Style: Culture, Arts, Ideas & More – The Washington Post


BUSINESS
Businesses adjust to Sandy
Some closed early, but others received a bonanza as the storm bore down.
( by Jonathan O’Connelland Abha Bhattarai Capital Business Staff Writers , The Washington Post)
Microsoft adds features to Windows Phone 8
Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 on Monday.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Apple IPad Mini Shipping Delay Suggests That Tablet Sold Out
Apple Inc.’s iPad mini will now take about two weeks to ship to customers who order it from the company’s online store, suggesting the product may be temporarily sold out.
( by Adam Satariano Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)
Chrysler Group Quarterly Net Income Rises to $381 Million
Chrysler Group LLC said its third- quarter net income rose to $381 million from $212 million a year earlier on increased revenue.
( by Bill Koenig Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)
Superstorm Sandy may test limits of homeowners’ insurance
Standard homeowners’ insurance likely won’t cover the damage to flooded basements.
( by Steven Mufson , The Washington Post)
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SPORTS
TV and radio listings, October 30
(, The Washington Post)
OPINION | Same old Wizards? Maybe not.
Coach Randy Wittman is upbeat about a new attitude on the team as the NBA season begins.
( by Mike Wise , The Washington Post)
For Beal, it’s all in the family
Wizards rookie has the support of parents and brothers as he makes the transition to life in the NBA.
( story by Michael Lee  photo by Katherine Frey , The Washington Post)
Giants built to succeed for the future
After two World Series wins in three years, the San Francisco Giants appear built for even more success.
( by Barry Svrluga , The Washington Post)
Ready for an encore?
After finally getting the championship monkey off his back, the Heat’s LeBron James preps for his next act.
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post)
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TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft adds features to Windows Phone 8
Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 on Monday.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Google officially announces Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10
Google added a smartphone and two tablets to its gadget lineup.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
In Washington he’s a wonk rock star, but he’s Comcast’s secret weapon
David Cohen, the cable giant’s chief lobbyist and a veteran of Philadelphia politics, is critical to its dominance.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)
The big market Facebook is missing out on
While the service is still unrivaled as a means of staying connected with friends, its offerings are hobbled by a surprising gap.
( by Brian McConnell, entrepreneur, publisher Translation Reports | GigaOM.com , gigaom.com)
Nokia announces $99 Lumia 822
If Nokia wants to save its skin, it’s going to need Verizon’s help.
( by VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)
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WORLD
The cost of Romney’s larger military?
Walter Pincus examines the candidate’s proposal for boosting troop numbers.
(, The Washington Post)
Ningbo protest, response both typical of China’s environmental debate
Chinese are more and more willing to take their grievances to the street, particularly for pollution-related issues.
( by Patti Waldmeir, Leslie Hook and Jamil Anderlini | Financial Times , The Washington Post)
Observers criticize election in Ukraine
In parliament vote, ruling party tightens grip while opposition parties cry foul over campaign, results.
( by Will Englund , The Washington Post)
Education proves difficult amid Pakistan’s conflicts
Teaching continues at middle school in North Waziristan, despite fighting.
( by Michele Langevine Leiby and Saleem Mehsud , The Washington Post)
Hillary Clinton in Algeria to urge military help for Mali
The Algerian government is leery of an international coalition to push militants out of Mali.
( by Anne Gearan , The Washington Post)
More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
Oil and capitalism
The Rosneft deal casts a cloud over Russia’s economy.
(, The Washington Post)
California’s green life cycle
A challenge to the state’s push to reduce its carbon footprint.
(, The Washington Post)
Romney passes the buck for Sandy
His plan for disasters: Make the states pay.
(, The Washington Post)
Obama’s ‘victory’ failure
One choice may bring the president down.
(, The Washington Post)
The president who doesn’t care
Obama has never espoused a cause bigger than his own political survival.
(, The Washington Post)
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Talk about Travel
The Post’s travel writers and editors discuss your travel stories, questions, gripes and more.
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Talk about Travel
The Post’s travel writers and editors discuss your travel stories, questions, gripes and more.
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Dr. Gridlock
The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues.
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Ask Boswell: Redskins, Caps, Nationals and more
Sports Columnist Tom Boswell answered reader questions about the Redskins, the Capitals, the Nationals, baseball, the NFL and more.
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Colorism in the black community
Author Marita Golden discusses color discrimination within the black community.
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