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10 things to know: FAA OKs electronic gadgets on planes

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Associated Press
November 1, 2013

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

1. GOOD NEWS FOR TRAVELERS WHO DISLIKE BEING DISCONNECTED 

The FAA is easing restrictions on the use of electronic gadgets on airplanes — though chatting on cellphones will still be prohibited. Click here for story

2. DECISION SHUTTERS 12 OF 32 TEXAS ABORTION CLINICS 

A panel of judges rules that the state can enforce its law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Click here for story

3. STOP-AND-FRISK GETS A REPRIEVE 

A federal appeals court blocks a judge's ruling that the NYPD's controversial tactic discriminates against minorities. Click here for story

4. BORDER AGENTS GET HALLOWEEN SURPRISE 

Three pumpkins filled with several pounds of cocaine are found in a woman's luggage at the airport in Montreal. Click here for story

5. FLIGHT DATA RECORDER FROM LAOS CRASH FOUND 

The device that logs technical data including altitude, speed and route is recovered more than two weeks after the plane went down, killing 49. Click here for story

6. WHO ELSE IS TAKING A SHOT AT SODA 

British scientists join NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg in taking aim at soft drinks in the fight against obesity, urging a 20 percent tax on certain beverages sold in the U.K. Click here for story

7. DRIVER TICKETED WHILE WEARING GOOGLE GLASS 

The California woman plans to challenge what may be a first-of-its-kind citation, saying the Internet-connected eyewear makes navigation easier. Click here for story

8. WHAT MAY PROVE DAMAGING TO TORONTO MAYOR 

Police say they have a video that appears to show Rob Ford smoking a crack pipe. Click here for story

9. INDONESIA SUMMONS AUSSIE AMBASSADOR OVER SPYING CLAIMS

A document from NSA leaker Edward Snowden alleges the embassy in Jakarta is a hub for Washington's secret electronic data collection program. Click here for story

10. VATICAN CONDUCTING WORLDWIDE POLL 

It's asking how Catholic parishes around the globe handle sensitive issues like contraception, divorce and gay couples. Click here for story



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