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Floyd Ray Cook is seen in an undated photo provided by the Kentucky State Police. A manhunt is underway for Cook, who is accused of shooting and wounding a Tennessee police officer and then firing at a state trooper in Kentucky. (KSP via AP) Floyd Ray Cook is seen in an undated photo provided by the Kentucky State Police. A manhunt is underway for Cook, who is accused of shooting and wounding a Tennessee police officer and then firing at a state trooper in Kentucky. (KSP via AP)

Here are six things to know for today.

Kentucky police continue to search for 62-year-old Floyd Ray Cook. He's accused of shooting and wounding a police officer in Putnam County, Tennessee and then shooting at a state trooper in Kentucky.

The death toll following the massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Pakistan and Afghanistan continues to rise this morning. Right now, more than 300 people are dead and hundreds are injured. Rescue workers are having trouble reaching people injured by the quake.

Investigators in Canada are still trying to figure out what caused a whale watching boat with 27 people on board to capsize off Vancouver Island this weekend. Five British nationals were killed and an Australian man is still missing.

Congress and the White House have reached a deal on the budget, possibly avoiding the fiscal cliff. The deal would raise the debt ceiling and lift domestic and defense budget caps. Lawmakers could vote on it as early as tomorrow.

The University of Mississippi has removed the state flag from the school grounds. Student and faculty wanted it removed because the Confederate battle flag is a part of the flag. The school said the flag will be preserved in the university archives.

Tonight is game one of the World Series. The New York Mets travel to Kansas City, Missouri to take on the Kansas City Royals. The Royals last won the World Series in 1985 and the Mets did in 1986.

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