Here's five things you need to know Tuesday.

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Apple to unveil refreshed gadgets

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be in San Francisco today to announce a slew of refreshed gadgets before the crucial holiday shopping season gets underway. Top billing is expected to be a new iPad mini with the crisper "Retina" display that is already on the bigger tablets.

Wedding bells for West/Kardashian

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are getting married, according to a report put out late Monday by E! online. West reportedly made the proposal in the presence of friends and family at the AT&T Park in San Francisco.

S.F. transit strike deal reached

Union officials announced an end to the four-day BART transit strike, ending traveling nightmares for 400,000 commuters.

Snow and cold to blast central, eastern USA

The coldest air of the season is poised to sweep across the central and eastern USA over the next few days. In fact, most of the nation to the east of the Rockies should see well below-average temperatures for the remainder of the week and into the weekend.

HHS brings in Verizon to help HealthCare.gov

The international telecommunications company Verizon has been tasked with helping the government fix the federal health exchange, USA TODAY has learned. An informed source in the telecommunications industry said Verizon's Enterprise Solutions division has been asked by the Department of Health and Human Services to improve the performance of the HealthCare.gov site, which is a key component of the Affordable Care Act.

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