Shawn Lake, left, and Anthony Beck, Tuscaloosa County maintenance department employees, set up a "Vote" sign in front of Flatwoods Baptist Church in Northport, Ala., Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. The church is just one of 54 different polling places located throughout Tuscaloosa County. The men traveled around the county setting up polls in advance of Tuesday's elections. The majority of the locations have one or two polling machines while others have a maximum of up to four. Polls are open Tuesday from 7 AM to 7 PM. (AP Photo/Tuscaloosa News, Michelle Lepianka Carter) (Credit: AP)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday:
1. PRESIDENTIAL POLLS PREDICT A VIRTUAL TIE
In dash to the finish, Obama and Romney make their appeals to an ever-smaller universe of undecided voters.
2. TUESDAY’S THE (SORT OF) BIG DAY
With all the early and absentee voting, Election Day just isn’t what it used to be.
3. HOW SANDY UPENDED NYC COUPLE’S ‘DREAM HOME’
The AP’s Dennis Waszak Jr. tells the harrowing story of how he, his wife and their three children lived through the superstorm.
4. SYRIAN TURMOIL GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE
Anxiety mounts over what many have feared as a worst-case scenario — violent infighting among Syria’s opposition groups.
5. A POTENTIAL STEM-CELL ADVANCE
New research suggests that life-aiding stem cells could be banked for off-the-shelf use in patients after heart attacks — the way blood is banked now.
6. BOY WHO FELL INTO ZOO EXHIBIT WAS KILLED BY WILD DOGS
An autopsy shows the 2-year-old survived the more than 10-foot fall at the Pittsburgh Zoo — but was mauled by the captive animals.
7. UN HITS MILITANT GROUP WITH GLOBAL SANCTIONS
All 15 Security Council members reach agreement in targeting the Haqqani network, considered a major threat to U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
8. CHRISTIAN LEADER IN EGYPT WANTS SMALL ROLE FOR RELIGION IN CONSTITUTION
Head of the country’s minority Copts says an overly Islamist document would be unacceptable.
9. WHY NO DOUBT HAS PULLED ITS NEW MUSIC VIDEO
The band apologizes after learning that its cowboys-and-Indians-themed clip for “Looking Hot” offended Native Americans.
10. NHL LABOR TALKS HEATING UP
After negotiating during the weekend, both sides have agreed to meet again Tuesday, creating hope for a breakthrough in the lockout.