10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: May 08, 2015 7:36 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. CONSERVATIVES WIN IN SURPRISE BRITISH ELECTION

The Conservative Party sweeps to power in elections, a victory that returns Cameron to a stronger position than before and sees three other party leaders resign.

2. AMBASSADORS KILLED IN PAKISTAN HELICOPTER CRASH

Diplomats from the Philippines and Norway were among those killed in a chopper crash in the country's north.

3. MIDWEST BRACES FOR MORE SEVERE WEATHER

Conditions appear to be ripe this weekend for storms that could produce even more powerful tornadoes across an area covering southern Kansas, western Oklahoma and parts of North Texas.

4. WHERE PRESIDENT IS PUSHING FREE TRADE INITIATIVE

Obama is visiting Nike headquarters in Oregon to promote his trade agenda in an export-dependent region of the country.

5. CHINESE BANKS FACILITATING WEB COUNTERFEITS

AP's Erika Kinetz finds that financial institutions in China are serving as safe havens for counterfeiters, using them to process credit card payments for fake goods or move money around the globe.

6. HOW FAR BACK ICE CREAM MAKER KNEW OF PROBLEMS

AP's Mary Clare Jalonick reports that a government investigation found that Blue Bell Creameries knew there was listeria in one of their plants as far back as March 2013.

7. WHAT LABOR DEPARTMENT COULD HELP CLARIFY

The government's April jobs report could bring some clarity to a fuzzy picture of the U.S. economy.

8. WHY SHERPAS WORRY ABOUT FUTURE

Two avalanches in two years on Mount Everest have put a major crimp in Nepal's climbing industry, a vital source of income for guides in the poor country.

9. 'I HAVE TOO MUCH RESPECT FOR DAVE'

Jimmy Kimmel tells the New York Times he has chosen not to air a new episode of his talk show opposite David Letterman's final "Late Show" installment.

10. BRADY NOT YET READY TO RESPOND TO 'DEFLATEGATE'

The Super Bowl-winning quarterback says he needs more time to digest the report that concluded that he probably knew that New England Patriots equipment staff had a role in deflating footballs