10 Things to Know for Monday

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Posted: Jan 04, 2015 9:06 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. NORTH KOREA BLASTS U.S. FOR SANCTIONS OVER SONY ATTACK

An unnamed spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry told the country's official media mouthpiece that the sanctions show America's "inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward the DPRK."

2. FAMILIES OF FALLEN MILITARY SPEAK OUT

By the hundreds, widows, widowers, parents, siblings and children are sharing accounts of their grief as part of the largest study ever of America's bereaved military families.

3. NYPD OFFICERS AGAIN TURN THEIR BACKS AT FUNERAL

Thousands of police turned their backs as Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn despite entreaties to put anger aside.

4. NTSB HOPES YOUNG KENTUCKY PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR CAN HELP MORE

The 7-year-old girl who survived the wreck that killed her family and then walked a mile through the woods to safety may be able to help determine what brought the plane down.

5. WHAT THE FORECAST FOR THE UNITED STATES WILL BRING

Cold, and lots of it. A dip in the jet stream means frigid air from Canada and points north will plummet into the eastern two-thirds of the United States this week.

6. JURY SELECTION BEGINS IN BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING CASE

Those chosen will decide whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev planned and carried out the twin bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260.

7. INMATE ADVOCATES WORRY ABOUT PRISON-RAPE LAW'S FATE

Some are concerned that a proposal to reduce the financial penalties in a 2003 law that aims to end sexual assault in U.S. prisons will severely damage it.

8. WHERE MIGRANTS ARE FLOWING INTO U.S. FROM

There has been a recent spike in the number of Cubans attempting to reach the United States by sea, but the numbers of Caribbean islanders making similar journeys are up even more.

9. TRIAL NEARS IN ETAN PATZ MURDER CASE

Jury selection begins Monday for the suspect charged with killing the New York boy whose 6-year-old face became a national symbol of parents' darkest fear.

10. WHY LAS VEGAS AIRPORT IS INSTALLING NEW CHARGING STATIONS

The city's annual gadget show kicks off this week and tens of thousands of tech-savvy travelers will need a power boost for their devices.