Updated Nov 7, 2018

Republicans secure Senate after flipping North Dakota

Left to right: Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D- W.V.) Photo: Tom Reel-Pool/Getty Images, Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call and Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

Republicans have secured the Senate majority after a series of GOP upsets in key states across the U.S., including in red states such as Indiana and North Dakota.

Between the lines: There are 10 Senate Democrats running for re-election in states that President Trump won. Their challenges explain why Republicans are already projected to keep control of the Senate.

Winning and losing red-state Senate Democrats

Winners
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
  • Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.)
  • Sen. Joe Manchin (D- W.Va.)
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
  • Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
Losers
  • Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)
  • Former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-Tenn.)
  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
  • Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas)
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
Other Trump state Democrats
  • Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)

Go deeper: The Senate map is trouble for Democrats in 2018

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Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy

Photo: Al Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection early on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The chapter 11 filing comes as the national organization faces sexual abuse lawsuits, which it alluded to in a statement released after the filing, saying it was to "equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come. "The BSA intends to use the Chapter 11 process to create a Victims Compensation Trust that would provide equitable compensation to victims," it added.

Editor's note: This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

Go deeper: Allegations emerge that over 12,000 Boy Scouts were sexually abused

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman hospitalized after fiery Daytona 500 crash

Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Koch Industries Ford, crashes and flips during the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Monday. Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Racing driver Ryan Newman was hospitalized in a serious condition with non-life threatening injuries after his car crashed at the Daytona 500 on Monday, NASCAR said in a statement.

The big picture: The 42-year-old was leading the final lap of the race, won by Denny Hamlin, when his car flipped in the fiery crash. President Trump tweeted after the crash, "Praying for Ryan Newman, a great and brave @NASCARdriver!"

Go deeper: Trump takes presidential limousine for lap at Daytona 500

Bolton indicates more Ukraine details if book prevails WH "censorship"

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton on stage at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday. Photo: Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton said during a talk at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina he hopes his new book is "not suppressed" by the White House, according to journalists present in the room.

This is an effort to write history and I did it the best I can. We'll have to see what comes out of the censorship."
Bolton's comments, per Bloomberg and the New York Times