Associated Press/Craig Ruttle - Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Tranportation Authority Vice President and Chief Maintenance Officer, shines a flashlight on standing water inside the South Ferry 1 train station …more in New York, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. The floodwaters that poured into New York's deepest subway tunnels may pose the biggest obstacle to the city's recovery from the worst natural disaster in the transit system's 108-year history. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Thursday:
1. NYC'S SUBWAYS GET BACK ON TRACK
Limited subway service will resume Thursday morning, but not in lower Manhattan where the power remains out, officials say.
2. WHAT HAPPENED TO NEW JERSEY'S BARRIER ISLANDS
Superstorm Sandy turned the cherished area into a hazardous wasteland of badly eroded shore, ruined beachfront homes, flooded streets and damaged utilities.
3. WHERE NOT TO GO TRICK-OR-TREATING
The White House canceled its Halloween tradition because of Sandy and donated the goodies to the organizations that would have participated.
4. THE US ROLE IN SHAPING THE SYRIAN OPPOSITION
Hillary Clinton says the White House is suggesting people and groups to play key roles in the rebel leadership.
5. WHO AMERICANS THINK CAN END POLITICAL GRIDLOCK
An Associated Press-GfK poll found that more voters trust Romney to break the stalemate in Washington.
6. AFGHANS SET 2014 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Many hail the announcement as a step toward a peaceful transition of power, but the Taliban denounces it as meaningless and vows to keep on fighting.
7. WHEN A MILITARY TRADITION TURNS INTO A BRAWL
An Air Force Academy ritual of freshmen throwing upperclassmen into the snow results in a fight with 27 cadets injured.
8. THE UNIQUE DISCOVERY AGENTS FIND ON A BORDER FENCE
Two suspected smugglers who got their jeep stuck on the top of the barrier flee from authorities after they tried use ramps to enter the U.S. from Mexico.
9. HOW ONE INVESTOR GIVES NETFLIX STOCK A BOOST
Carl Icahn reveals he used some of his $14 billion fortune to get a 10 percent stake in the DVD rental giant, causing its stock price to soar 14 percent.
10. GIANTS FANS GET A HALLOWEEN TREAT
Tens of thousands of fans don the team's holiday-appropriate orange and black colors to congratulate the World Series champs in a parade.