Morning Links: Election Day Nears; Cargo Bombs Possibly Meant to Go Off In Flight; Dance Club Opens for Dogs


• It’s a cold, bright first day of November. Today through Wednesday should be sunny, with rain coming toward the end of the week. [Weather]

• Election Day is tomorrow. Get ready to vote. (Currently, New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo has a reported 25-point lead over Carl Paladino, though he says he’s not paying attention to that.) Nationally, Democrats are staying hopeful, while Republicans try not to overplay their expected victory — yet. [NY1, CNN]

• Hanane al-Samawi, the 22-year-old Yemeni woman arrested for mailing Al Qaeda cargo bombs, was released Sunday. Officials determined that another woman had used her name, ID, and cell phone number, making the actual culprit guilty not only of terrorism but also identity theft. [NYDN]

• The package bombs intercepted on UPS planes on Friday are said to appear to have been built to detonate “in flight,” to bring down the planes carrying them. John Pistole, the head of the TSA, said they are working to try to identify whether there are other suspect packages out there, and where they might be. [WP, CBS]

• 52 people were killed and 67 wounded when militants took the congregation of a Baghdad church hostage for four hours on Sunday. They first attacked the Iraqi stock exchange and then moved on to Our Lady of Deliverance church, which is Catholic. [Yahoo]

• Andrew Cuomo opened his own door for Halloween and passed out Laffy Taffys, Butterfingers, Kit Kats, and Three Musketeers bars. Cathy Paladino answered the door of her house with a campaign aide and the family dog, Duke, and doled out Junior Mints, Dots, Kit Kats, and Tootsie Rolls. [NYT]

• A dance club for dogs has opened in the Financial District. [NYP]

• The Barry McGee graffiti wall at Bowery and Houston is getting a bit less attention than the old Shepard Fairey. [Bowery Boogie]