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7:12 am
Fri November 1, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday, November 1

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

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 still will be prohibited. CELLPHONES-PLANES

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. TEXAS-ABORTION RESTRICTIONS

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. STOP AND FRISK

4. BORDER AGENTS GET HALLOWEEN SURPRISE

Three pumpkins filled with cocaine are found in a woman's luggage at the airport in Montreal. PUMPKIN-COCAINE

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. LAOS-PLANE CRASH

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. BRITAIN-SODA TAX

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. GOOGLE GLASS-TICKET

8. WHAT MAY PROVE DAMAGING TO TORONTO MAYOR

Police say they have a video that appears to show Rob Ford smoking a crack pipe. CANADA-TORONTO MAYOR

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. ASIA-US SPYING

10. VATICAN CONDUCTING WORLDWIDE POLL

It's asking how Catholic parishes around the globe handle sensitive issues like contraception, divorce and gay couples. VATICAN-FAMILY SURVEY

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