10 Things to Know for Monday

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Posted: Jul 31, 2016 9:10 PM
10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. CLINTON ACCUSES TRUMP OF 'DEGRADING COMMENTS ABOUT MUSLIMS'

The GOP presidential candidate's stance once again leaves Republican leaders facing demands to denounce their party nominee and overshadows his rival's campaign message with controversy.

2. TRUMP BACKERS CLAIM SHIFT IN HIS IMMIGRATION RHETORIC

Republican officials appear eager to push their nominee in a more moderate direction, telling Hispanics that he has abandoned his divisive pledge to deport the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.

3. HOT AIR BALLOON HITS POWER LINES BEFORE CRASHING, KILLING 16

The investigation will focus on "three things — human, machine and environment" and include the balloon's maintenance history and the weather at the time of the crash.

4. RETAKING IS-HELD MOSUL LIKELY TO BE TRICKY, COSTLY FOR IRAQ

The assault is probably months away, but fierce fighting has been raging as Iraqi forces try to clear militants from villages south of the city.

5. WHAT POPE SAYS ABOUT CHILD MOLESTATION ALLEGATIONS

Francis tells reporters that the accusations against his top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, "are in the hands of justice."

6. TURKISH PRESIDENT BRINGS MILITARY UNDER CIVILIAN CONTROL

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decree gives the president and prime minister the authority to issue direct orders to the commanders of the army, air force and navy.

7. SKYDIVER BECOMES FIRST PERSON TO JUMP AND LAND WITHOUT CHUTE

After a two-minute freefall, Luke Aikins lands dead center in the 100-by-100-foot net at the Big Sky movie ranch on the outskirts of Simi Valley.

8. WHICH U.S. TOWN IS RAVAGED BY FLOODWATERS

Two people are dead after Ellicott City, Maryland, received 6.5 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

9. MISS TEEN USA WINNER TO KEEP CROWN DESPITE RACIST TWEETS

The Miss Universe Organization issues a statement chastising Karlie Hay's words but also "supporting her continued growth."

10. WHO WINS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Jimmy Walker produces three big birdies on the back nine at Baltusrol and holds his nerve against the No. 1 player in the world to the very end.