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While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Friday, November 5, 2010

November 5, 2010

CONNECTICUT DEMOCRAT WINS CRITICAL CITY IN DISPUTED GUBERNATORIAL RACE The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut announces that Democrat Dan Malloy won more than 13,000 votes from the critical city, apparently giving him a major advantage over Republican Tom Foley, in the race for governor. (AP)

PAKISTAN MOSQUE ATTACK KILLS TALIBAN ENEMIES
A suicide bomb attack at a mosque in northwest Pakistan kills approximately 50 people. The Pakistani Taliban has taken responsibility for the attack. (NYT)

QANTAS CITES ‘DESIGN ISSUE’ AS POTENTIAL CAUSE OF ENGINE FAILURE
Qantas Airlines says a design flaw may have caused the engine failure of an A380 plane in Singapore. (Guardian)

GERMANY CRITICIZES FED’S BONDS PURCHASES German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says the US Federal Reserve’s plan to buy more bonds undermines global efforts to create a more level currency market. (WSJ)

NASA PREPARES DISCOVERY FOR LAST LAUNCH
NASA fuels the space shuttle Discovery ahead of its last flight into orbit, scheduled for Friday afternoon. (AP)

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