5 Things to Know on Oct. 26

A look at the news you need to know today, after the weekend. Find more in our full Monday briefing: http://nyti.ms/1O2NhrA
  1. Ben Carson is surging in Iowa
    Voters say Ben Carson is leading Donald J. Trump in the polls in part because of the retired neurosurgeon’s low-pitched manner. http://nyti.ms/1k4Obqs
  2. Cancer link in processed meat
    Eating processed meat, like hot dogs and corned beef, can raise the risk of getting colon cancer, a report by the World Health Organization said. http://nyti.ms/1k4OilL
  3. Powerful quake strikes Afghanistan
    An earthquake with a magnitude of at least 7.5 hit northern Afghanistan today and was felt in Pakistan and India. At least 74 people were reported killed. http://nyti.ms/1GDmoYl
  4. Poland joins Europe's drift to the right
    Poland’s chief right-wing opposition party, out of power for about a decade, came roaring back on Sunday, apparently seizing control of the government with a platform that mixes calls for higher wages with appeals to traditional Catholic values. http://nyti.ms/1i9syUs
  5. "Supergirl" premieres tonight
    Our TV critic said it's a superhero story whose motto could be “Up, up and lean in!” Here's his review: http://nyti.ms/1NvUe1a