Gay Marriage Ban: North Carolina voters approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday, dealing a setback to a gay rights movement that has enjoyed significant momentum in recent years, The Washington Post reports.
Lugar Loss: Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock defeated Sen. Dick Lugar in Tuesday's Republican primary in Indiana, ending the career of the longest-serving Republican senator and putting the seat in play for Democrats in the fall, The Hill reports.
YMCA: In a court ruling with significant implications for the music industry, a California judge has dismissed a suit by two song publishing companies aimed at preventing Victor Willis, former lead singer of the 1970s disco group the Village People, from exercising his right to reclaim ownership of “YMCA” and other hit songs he wrote, The New York Times reports.
Double Agent: The would-be suicide bomber in a plot by al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate was planted in the group by an allied intelligence agency or turned into an informant early in the conspiracy, Reuters reports.
FAA Turbulence: Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner yesterday alerted the White House and Congress that the Federal Aviation Administration is not adequately overseeing airline maintenance, and that flight procedures at times create hazards, Bloomberg reports.