Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, flanked by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., left, and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., right, talks to reporters after the Senate cleared a major hurdle and agreed to proceed to debate a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The bipartisan vote increases the chances that the Senate will pass the bill by week's end, but its prospects in the Republican-led House are dimmer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Monday, November 04, 2013 9:09 pm
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
By The Associated Press
1. ANTI-GAY BIAS BILL PROGRESSES IN SENATE
By a 61-30 vote, lawmakers agree to move ahead on legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
2. UP FOR VOTE: GOVERNORS' AND MAYORS' RACES, BALLOT MEASURES
Voters across the U.S. will render judgment in a number of political contests Tuesday, including high-profile gubernatorial races in N.J. and Va.
3. WHO DECLARES HE'S STILL EGYPT'S LEADER
Appearing in public for the first time in four months, ousted president Morsi shuns a prison jumpsuit for business attire and questions the legitimacy of the court.
4. BLACKBERRY TAKES ITSELF OFF THE MARKET
The largest shareholder will inject $1 billion into the company instead of buying it and taking it private.
5. WHY SUPREME COURT MAY AGAIN BE DRAWN INTO ABORTION FRAY
A flurry of new state regulations increases the likelihood that the issue will make its way to the high court.
6. CARIBBEAN LURING MORE THAN TOURISTS
Seizures of South American cocaine in Jamaica have doubled since last year as the region seems to be regaining favor with drug cartels.
7. NOT SUCH A LONELY PLANET AFTER ALL
A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets about the size of Earth, which orbit stars just like our sun.
8. `THE FOOTNOTE POLICE HAVE REALLY BEEN DOGGING ME'
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is accused of lifting lines of a speech from a Wikipedia entry on the sci-fi movie "Gattaca."
9. LOOKING FOR A HOLLYWOOD ENDING
A private foundation is shelling out $500,000 to ensure that TV writers and producers have information about "Obamacare" to stitch into small-screen plot lines.
10. WHAT ALLEGATIONS DOLPHINS LINEMAN IS FACING
Miami's Richie Incognito is accused of sending racist, threatening texts to teammate Jonathan Martin.