Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. N.J. MALL GUNMAN DEAD
A 20-year-old man is found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound several hours after causing a lockdown when he fired shots inside the Garden State Plaza in Paramus.
2. 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.
3. WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT
Voters across the United States will find various issues, including legalization and taxation of marijuana, casino proposals and minimum wage questions.
4. 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.
5. CHILD CARE REQUIREMENTS TOO LAX, REPORT FINDS
Twenty-one states do not require annual unannounced inspections of licensed providers, and only 15 require comprehensive background checks.
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. 1,400 PAINTINGS FOUND AT APARTMENT
A hoard of art found last year in Munich features works from artists including Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall, and pieces apparently seized by the Nazis.
8. PROFESSOR’S SON ARRESTED AFTER CONN. CAMPUS LOCKDOWN
A senior is charged with breach of peace after witnesses report seeing a man wearing a mask and a vest and carrying a backpack with a sword and sheath strapped to his back.
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. SUSPENDED DOLPHINS LINEMAN FACES ALLEGATIONS
Miami’s Richie Incognito is accused of sending racist, threatening texts to teammate Jonathan Martin.