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Need to Know News: Unions endorse Occupy Wall Street protests; Obama signs temporary spending bill
October 5th, 2011
09:16 AM ET

Need to Know News: Unions endorse Occupy Wall Street protests; Obama signs temporary spending bill

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For October 5, 2011 – Unions will join Occupy Wall Street protests, President Barack Obama signs temporary spending bill ending the latest threat of a government shutdown...

Unions endorse, will join Occupy Wall Street protests: "As the Occupy Wall Street protesters rally for a third week, social media sites such as Twitter seem to be spurring similar protests in other cities. A Twitter account called Occupy Boston mentions a citywide college walkout there Wednesday. In New York, several unions endorsed the Occupy Wall Street movement and plan to join the protesters' street theater Wednesday, labor leaders said."

• Obama signs temporary spending bill: "President Barack Obama signed legislation into law early Wednesday that will keep the federal government funded through November 18, the White House said. The measure, called the "Continuing Resolution Act, 2012," ends the latest threat of a government shutdown."

• Knox makes emotional return to Seattle: "Amanda Knox will wake up at home in Seattle on Wednesday for the first time in four years as she enjoys her new-found freedom after an Italian appeals court threw out her murder conviction. Knox and her family arrived on a British Airways flight Tuesday evening."

• Samsung to file injunction against Apple for iPhone 4S: "Samsung Electronics announced plans Wednesday to file preliminary injunction motions in Paris and Milan, Italy, to block the sale of Apple's iPhone 4S there. Samsung is accusing Apple of two patent infringement, both dealing with wireless telecommunications technology. It did not rule out filing preliminary injunctions in other countries as well."

Adele cancels U.S. tour dates: "Stateside Adele fans were so close to seeing the Brit phenom live, but she's pulled the plug on a collection of U.S. tour dates once again. A statement from her label says the "Someone Like You" crooner 'has been forced to cancel her upcoming 10 city sold-out tour of the U.S. due to a hemorrhage into her vocal chord.'"

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