10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: May 15, 2015 9:58 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. WHY DID AMTRAK TRAIN SPEED UP BEFORE CRASH

That's a question investigators are exploring in the wake of the deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

2. GRIM DISCOVERY NEAR CHOPPER CRASH IN NEPAL

Rescuers find three bodies right by the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit country; six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were on board.

3. A KING AMONG BLUESMEN

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans, dies at 89.

4. ROHINGYA BOAT PEOPLE TRYING TO SCALE WALL OF RESISTANCE

More than 800 migrants land on the shores of Indonesia and Thailand after being adrift at sea for weeks, despite Southeast Asian countries who say boat people are not welcome.

5. ATTEMPTED COUP IN BURUNDI APPEARS TO HAVE FAILED

The office of President Pierre Nkurunziza announces he's back in the country, a day after fighting between loyalist troops and a general seeking to overthrow him.

6. SPAIN AND PORTUGAL SUFFERING RECORD HEAT

In the Spanish town of Xativa the thermometer hit 109 degrees, an unprecedented high for May.

7. BILL COSBY: SOCIAL ISSUES ARE WHAT'S IMPORTANT

The comedian and TV star says people should set aside the allegations lodged against him and concentrate on his message on helping the black community.

8. SELF-DRIVING CARS COMING CLOSER TO REALITY

Google's pod-like two-seater needs no gas pedal or steering wheel and will make its debut on public roads this summer.

9. PHONE MONITORING APPS FLOURISH IN SOUTH KOREA

Under a new law, no one 18 or younger can buy an Android smartphone without installing applications that block users from visiting porn sites, or downloading content deemed harmful.

10. BRADY APPEAL, DEFLATION SPAT NOW IN GOODELL'S HANDS

The NFL commissioner will hear the New England quarterback's appeal of his four-game suspension over "deflategate," despite union objection.