- The White House denied denying assistance to U.S. personnel in Benghazi, while the Secretary of Defense explained there wasn’t a clear enough picture of what was happening to justify risking U.S. forces going in.
- The Des Moines Register endorsed Mitt Romney, the first time the Iowa paper’s endorsed a Republican since Richard Nixon.
- The National Geographic Channel defends its TV movie about the Navy SEALs raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, out November 4, and denied it was re-cut to make President Obama look better. No TV movie in the works on Benghazi yet.
- The Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha was marred by suicide bombings across Baghdad, the breakdown of the U.N-backed truce in Syria and an attack on a Catholic Church in Nigeria.
- A Greek newspaper publisher who printed a list of wealthy Greeks that held Swiss bank accounts is facing prison time for violating data privacy laws.
- German auditors want a physical check of gold the Bundesbank has stored abroad, including at the Federal Reserve in the U.S.
- There’s a storm coming to the East Coast, and it’s already been blamed for a fall in early trading on the FTSE 100.
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