10 Things to Know for Monday

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Posted: Jun 14, 2015 9:22 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. REFUGEES FLEE INTENSE FIGHTING IN NORTHERN SYRIA

Thousands of people cross into Turkey as Syrian Kurdish fighters close in on the outskirts of a strategic Islamic State-held town on the Turkish border.

2. US LAUNCHES AIRSTRIKES ON AL-QAIDA LEADER IN LIBYA

Warplanes target Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a terror chief accused of leading a 2013 attack on a gas plant that killed at least 35 hostages, including three Americans.

3. WHO HAS MUCH TO PROVE ON EVE OF PRESIDENTIAL ANNOUCEMENT

Jeb Bush remains unpopular among some of the GOP's most passionate voters and little known beyond his home state of Florida, despite his family name.

4. WHAT'S KEEPING TWITTER FROM FLYING HIGHER

The short-messaging service has never turned a profit, and its user base of 302 million is dwarfed by rivals such as Facebook, which counts 1.44 billion.

5. SPACECRAFT AWAKENS, 7 MONTHS AFTER COMET LANDING

The Philae lander is receiving enough sunlight to charge its batteries and communicate with scientists on Earth, more than 300 million miles away.

6. HOW INMATES ACQUIRED TOOLS TO MAKE THEIR JAILBREAK

Richard Matt and David Sweat, who remain on the loose, apparently got their hands on contractors' power tools, and received some help from prison worker Joyce Mitchell, to escape an upstate N.Y. lockup.

7. SUSPECT IN DALLAS POLICE HQ ASSAULT DISCUSSED 'SHOOTING UP SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES'

In interviews with The Associated Press, James Boulware's father recalled his son's seething anger at police after losing custody of his child.

8. STUDY OF EMERGENCY ROOM RETURNS SUGGESTS LACK OF FOLLOW-UP CARE

The new research suggests patients should be pushy about getting follow-up care so they don't have to return to crowded emergency departments.

9. MINNESOTA MAN'S MISTAKE LEADS TO WINNING POKER'S TOP PRIZE

Christian Pham of St. Paul rose to the top of 219 card players, including a few poker icons, by winning a game of lowball, which he inadvertently entered.

10. 'JURASSIC WORLD' BITES OFF ALL-TIME BIGGEST GLOBAL DEBUT

The fourth film in the dinosaur series rakes in a staggering $511.8 million in its first days in theaters.