5 Things to Know on Oct. 27

A look at the news you need to know today. Read our full morning briefing: http://nyti.ms/1OUMsRL
  1. Washington's budget breakthrough
    Republican leaders and President Obama put aside 5 years of discord overnight, as they reached a tentative deal on a 2-year budget plan. http://nyti.ms/1O4T7J1
  2. Student attacked by police officer
    Authorities in South Carolina are investigating what happened on 2 videos that show a white police officer grabbing a black student by the neck, flipping her backward as she sat at her desk, then dragging and throwing her across the floor. http://nyti.ms/1Rz7Klw
  3. The World Series, at last
    Game 1 begins tonight in Kansas City (8 p.m. Eastern, Fox) between the Royals and the New York Mets. http://nyti.ms/1Gv9gom
  4. Poll shows Ben Carson ahead nationally
    Ben Carson has a narrow lead in the Republican presidential campaign, dislodging Donald Trump from the top spot, according to a New York Times/CBS News survey. http://nyti.ms/1Rcqmb2
  5. Search for earthquake survivors in South Asia
    So far, the number of deaths in Pakistan and Afghanistan exceeds 300. Rescuers are struggling to reach remote areas affected by the magnitude-7.5 quake. http://nyti.ms/1k6WVME