Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. Army of utility workers laboring in the South
A half-million homes and businesses lost power to the storm now sweeping up I-95 corridor to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
2. Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion
AP sources confirm deal that would combine two largest U.S. cable companies. Announcement expected this morning.
3. Afghanistan frees detainees U.S. calls 'dangerous'
The release of 65 accused militants from a former U.S. prison further strains relations between Washington and Karzai.
4. How U.S. Will get rid of Syria's chemical weapons
An AP Q&A tells you about the ship, crew and process that will be used to destroy mustard gas and raw materials for sarin nerve gas.
5. Tea Party teeing off on Senate Republican leader
After Mitch McConnell helped advance the bill to raise the debt ceiling, conservative groups signal they'll make his vote an issue in November.