Tim Tebow; NSA whistle-blower; immigration votes: Top 5 stories for June 11, 2013
1) New Yorkers may not have seen the last of former Jet Tim Tebow. Multiple media reports Monday had the Jets' AFC East division rival, the New England Patriots, signing the controversial quarterback to a contract. The Heisman Trophy winner is scheduled to report to Patriots minicamp Tuesday. After a breakout season in Denver, Tebow was signed by the Jets in 2012 to serve as backup to Mark Sanchez. The move sparked debate and distraction, ending with Tebow being released after the Jets posted a lackluster 6-10 record.
2) Lawmakers are expected to be briefed on the security contractor and ex-CIA worker who revealed a once-secret U.S. electronic surveillance program and then fled overseas, reports Bloomberg News. The government is investigating the leak and seeking to contain damage while activists are lining up to support whistle-blower Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old American and former technical assistant for the Central Intelligence Agency.
3) Officials say new projections show 800,000 New York City residents could be living in flood zones that would cover a quarter of the city's land by the 2050s as rising seas and other effects of global warming take hold, The Associated Press reported. On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is scheduled to present recommendations for dealing with climate risks.
4) With debate closing on a landmark immigration bill Monday, the Senate is expected to cast two votes Tuesday afternoon for moving the legislation forward, The Associated Press reports. Fights loom on issues including border security, back taxes and health care coverage.
5) The San Antonio Spurs will look to bounce back in the NBA Finals after being routed by the Miami Heat in Game 2. On a night when LeBron James wasn't himself on the offensive end, the Heat still managed to go on a 33-5 second-half run en route to a 103-84 victory. The series is tied at 1-1.