Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. New Yorkers Head to the Polls
The frontrunners, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are looking for decisive wins in Gotham. Clinton and Bernie Sanders are working hard to position themselves with key Democratic voting blocs. Meanwhile, national poll results have remained steady, with half of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters supporting Clinton and 43 percent supporting Sanders. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Kasich Gains Ground in Bitter GOP Fight
Donald Trump remains the top pick of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters across the country, but Ohio Gov. John Kasich has made some strides, according to the latest NBC News|Survey Monkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. Read more in POLITICS.
3. 5 Dead as Record Rainfall Floods Houston
More than a foot of rain deluged parts of Houston on Monday, leaving five dead as surging waters flooded homes and highways for thousands of residents who were warned to stay inside. Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in nine counties, hundreds of flights were canceled, mass transit was shut down and schools were closed after a season's worth of rain fell in just a matter of hours. Read more in WEATHER.
4. Obama Wedged in Debate Over 9/11 Report Ahead of Saudi Trip
As he prepares for a trip to Saudi Arabia, President Obama finds himself firmly wedged in the midst of a debate over legislation that many of the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks and some lawmakers say could help clear the way to hold that nation's government responsible in court. Saudi Arabia counters that if congressional efforts to hold that nation's government liable for the attacks are successful the Saudis will sell off $750 billion in American assets. Read more in NEWS.
5. Kabul Bombing Kills 28, Injured Nearly 200
More than 28 people were killed and almost 200 injured after militants set off a suicide bomb and stormed a government building in the Afghan capital Tuesday, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on the National Directorate of Security compound, where a ceremony was being held at the time of the bombing. Read more in NEWS.
6. Trump Makes Major Gaffe at Last N.Y. Rally
In his final pitch to New Yorkers, Trump opened with a knock on Ted Cruz's now-infamous dismissal of "New York values" by reading a written statement on what the attacks on Sept. 11 proved about New York values. It was an unusual move for the notoriously unscripted candidate, and it seemed to trip him up — he referred to "7/11" instead of "9/11" while reading his remarks. Still, the crowd cheered enthusiastically for the candidate, and the rally went off with just one major interruption — a brief protest at the start of Trump's remarks by about two dozen people chanting "no racist USA!" Read more in POLITICS.
7. Doris Roberts, Star of 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' Dies at 90
Doris Roberts, a character actress who labored honorably both on stage and screen for years before finding the perfect vehicle for her talents, the hit sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," died on Sunday. She was 90. "Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me," the actress' publicist, Janet K Daily, said in a statement to NBC News. "She never stopped." Read more in NEWS.
Nightly Spotlight: Lester Holt Meets Some Americans in the Fight Against ISIS
Brig. Gen. Daniel Orcutt talks to Lester Holt about the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing’s role in the war on terror.