5 Things to Know This Morning

5 Things to Know This Morning

Oct. 31, 2013— -- Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Obama Walks Back Health Plan Vow

President Obama walked back his promise that "if you like your health plan, you can keep it," coming off the heels of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologizing to consumers for the "flawed launch" of HealthCare.gov.

2. Heavy Rains, Wind to Spoil Halloween

Severe storms across the country stand to affect 53 million people today with heavy rains and damaging winds.

3. OPCW: Syria Destroys Chemical Arms Equipment

Syria completed the destruction of equipment needed for producing chemical weapons and filling munitions with poison gas, according to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

4. McDonald's Accused of Being Cheap Toward Its Charitable Arm

McDonald's is defending its support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and firing back after an advocacy group criticized the fast-food giant, claiming it short-changes the nonprofit while reaping all the marketing benefits for the corporation.

5. Red Sox Clinch First World Series Win at Fenway Since 1918

The Boston Red Sox clinched the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918.