10 Things to Know for Thursday June 27, 2013
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT'S NEXT IN GAY MARRIAGE FIGHT Advocates say they will try to legalize same-sex nationwide in the next five years after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that extends federal recognition.
2. VIDEO, TEXT MESSAGES CITED IN HERNANDEZ ARREST Police say the ex-New England Patriot was seen leaving home with a gun, and the semi-pro player he's accused of killing texted he was with "NFL" hours later.
3. IMMIGRATION VOTE COULD COME TODAY Test votes in the Senate show a majority of over 60 votes needed to secure passage of Obama's overhaul of immigration laws. Prospects in the House are still uncertain.
4. TEXAS GOVERNOR REVIVES ABORTION FIGHT Rick Perry is addressing a national anti-abortion convention today after he called a second legislative session to pass a restrictive abortion law scuttled this week by protesters.
5. UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING NSA LEAKER GROWS Ecuador's foreign minister says it may take two months to decide whether to grant Snowden asylum.
6. SOUTH AFRICA WAITS AND WORRIES ABOUT MANDELA The president canceled a visit to Mozambique today after visiting the critically ill anti-apartheid leader in the hospital.
7. U.S. BOSS BUYS HIS FREEDOM IN CHINA Chip Starnes says he reached an agreement to pay workers at the medical supply plant a week after they took him hostage.
8. SANDY'S LATEST VICTIM The remains of a handyman who drowned in a trailer in New York City's Rockaways weren't found until April, six months after the superstorm.
9. PAYING YOUR BILLS IN SPACE PayPal and two space travel groups are forming a group to investigate what currency might be used beyond Earth's realm once space tourism takes off.
10. TWO BIG NAMES OUSTED AT WIMBLEDON Seven-time champ Roger Federer and No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova were stunned in the second round by players who weren't ranked in the top 100.