10 Things to Know for Monday

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Posted: May 10, 2015 9:13 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. 4 HELD IN MISS. POLICE OFFICER SLAYINGS

A routine traffic stop leads to the shooting deaths of Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate — the first Hattiesburg police officers to die in the line of duty in decades.

2. WHAT CASTS WIDE NET ACROSS U.S.

Severe weather hits a huge swath of the country, with a damaging tornado in South Dakota, torrential rains in Texas, a tropical storm in the Carolinas and Colorado snowstorms.

3. AP JOURNALISTS GAIN RARE GLIMPSE OF SYRIAN CIVIL WAR

An Associated Press team travels to the contested Qalamoun Mountains in Syria, where Hezbollah leads an assault targeting insurgents fighting against President Bashar Assad.

4. WHO FORCES RUNOFF IN POLAND

Opposition candidate Andrzej Duda makes a surprisingly strong showing in the first round of Poland's presidential vote, apparently forcing a runoff with incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski.

5. OBAMA TO HOST LEADERS OF GULF NATIONS AT CAMP DAVID

The Arab leaders want commitments from Obama that the United States has their backs in a region under siege from Islamic extremists, Syria convulsed by civil war, Iraq volatile and Yemen in chaos.

6. POPE, CUBAN PRESIDENT MEET

Raul Castro says he was so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church's fold.

7. WHY STIGMA FACES EX-CAPTIVES RESCUED FROM BOKO HARAM

Some of the Nigerian women and girls who had escaped their militant captors were were being discriminated against because of close contact with Boko Haram, a human rights researcher says.

8. WEST POINT NAMES BARRACKS FOR BLACK GRAD WHO WAS SHUNNED

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. entered West Point in 1932 as its only black cadet and spent four years rooming alone, with no one offering their friendship.

9. 'JON STEWART OF EGYPT' EYES NEW PROJECTS AFTER HARVARD STINT

Bassem Youssef rocketed to fame after the 2011 Arab Spring revolution as host of a wildly popular Egyptian political satire show.

10. 'DEFLATEGATE' IS JUST LATEST INSTANCE OF GAMESMANSHIP IN PRO SPORTS

Blurring the line between legal and illegal, then figuring out how to get away with it, is as old as keeping score, AP reporters assert.