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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Created: 10/06/2014 11:52 PM
By: The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1. HOW JUSTICES CLEAR WAY FOR GAY MARRIAGE IN MORE STATES

The Supreme Court rejects appeals from five states seeking to preserve their same-sex bans, effectively making such unions legal in 30 states.

2. WHAT NEW PRECAUTIONS US PLANS AMID EBOLA OUTBREAK

President Obama says the U.S. will work "to do additional passenger screening both at the source and here in the United States" as a means of thwarting the virus.

3. ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS PUSH INTO EMBATTLED SYRIAN TOWN

Capturing the town of Kobani would give the militant group full control of a large stretch of the Turkish-Syrian border.

4. IN TURKEY, CRACKDOWN ON OIL SMUGGLING ENDS BOOM

The prosecution of smuggled fuel is designed to dry up a huge revenue source for the Islamic State group, now being targeted by U.S. and allied airstrikes.

5. WHO FACES FIRINGS AT VA

Four senior Veterans Administration executives stand to lose their jobs as officials move to reform the agency following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care.

6. AP REVIEW: STATE, LOCAL AGENCIES GRAB MILITARY SURPLUS WEAPONS

As part of a controversial Pentagon program, military-grade weapons have gone to agencies including those that enforce gaming laws at Kansas tribal casinos and weigh 18-wheelers in Mississippi, the AP study finds.

7. DIPLOMATIC SCRAMBLING FOLLOWS BIDEN'S SYRIA REMARKS

The vice president apologizes to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates after saying they had a role in allowing foreign fighters, weapons and money to turn Syria into an extremist hotbed.

8. HONG KONG PROTESTS WANE

As the numbers of anti-government demonstrators dwindle, many in the city wonder if the movement has run its course.

9. 3 SCIENTISTS WIN NOBEL FOR WORK ON BRAIN'S NAVIGATION SYSTEM

Husband-and-wife scientists Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser of Norway and New York-born researcher John O'Keefe discover the mind has a GPS-like function that enables people to better navigate their world.

10. SWIMMING CHAMP DRAWS SUSPENSION OVER DUI ARREST

American Michael Phelps, winner of 18 Olympic gold medals, is sidelined for six months following his second arrest for driving while intoxicated.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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