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10 for today: Friday, Oct. 11

10 for today: Friday, Oct. 11

SPOOKY SCENE: An actor portraying a zombie inmate jumps from a hiding place as visitors walk by during the Halloween haunted house Terror Behind the Walls, at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The penitentiary took in its first inmate in 1829, closed in 1971 and reopened as a museum in 1994. The haunted house is scheduled to run through Nov. 9. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Matt Rourke

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

1. CHEMICAL WEAPONS WATCHDOG WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

The OPCW, the group overseeing the destruction of Syria’s arsenal, receives the coveted award.

2. WHY SOME NATIONAL PARKS MAY REOPEN

Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration says it would allow parks to reopen during the shutdown — as long as states use their own money.

3. AID FREEZE FUELS ANTI-US SENTIMENT IN EGYPT

Still, the nation’s military-backed government is unlikely to pull back from doing things the U.S. favors — such as holding parliamentary and presidential elections in 2014.

4. FARMER SAYS CRUDE WAS BUBBLING 6 INCHES HIGH

The North Dakota man who found a 20,600-barrel oil spill in his field smelled it for days before his tires and combines were coated in it.

5. SECOND US ASTRONAUT TO ORBIT EARTH DIES AT 88

Beyond exploring the heights of space, Scott Carpenter also adventured to the deepest depths of the ocean.

6. VAN GOGH WORKS ON DISPLAY IN DC

The exhibit featuring the artist’s various versions of some of his well-known paintings is a bright spot for museum visitors during the government shutdown.

7. WHO STARTED THE RECYCLING PHENOMENON

There is mounting evidence that our prehistoric ancestors learned to reuse everyday objects.

8. CLEVELAND KIDNAPPER’S DEATH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUICIDE

Authorities say Ariel Castro may have died in his prison cell attempting to choke himself for a sexual thrill, and that guards falsified logs.

9. ABANDONED PRISON COMES TO LIFE AT HALLOWEEN

“Terror Behind the Walls” at the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia bills itself as the nation’s largest haunted house outside an amusement park.

10. VERLANDER PITCHES TIGERS BACK TO AL CHAMPIONSHIP

Detroit will face Boston after blanking Oakland 3-0 in Game 5 of the division series.

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Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules have begun with Tuesday's exhibition games in Arizona and Florida.

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Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw

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File - Former Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw huddles the team during a time out against the Detroit Pistons in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

Shaw went 56-85 for a .397 winning percentage. Denver takes a 20-39 record and a six-game losing streak into its game against Milwaukee on Tuesday night.

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