10 Things to Know for Monday

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Posted: Sep 27, 2015 9:05 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. POPE WRAPS UP US VISIT WITH HUGE MASS IN PHILADELPHIA

The open-air service — the last major public event on Francis' itinerary — attracts hundreds of thousands of the faithful.

2. OBAMA, OTHER WORLD LEADERS AT UN OUTLINE AMBITIOUS AGENDA

The president commits the U.S. to a new blueprint to eliminate poverty and hunger around the globe.

3. ASSAD'S MILITARY GETS BOOST

Iraq says it will begin sharing "security and intelligence" information with Syria, as well as with Russia and Iran, to help combat the Islamic State group.

4. BOEHNER'S MEETING WITH POPE 'HELPED CLEAR THE PICTURE'

The Roman-Catholic Ohio congressman says spending a day last week with his spiritual leader was deeply moving — and a reason he moved up his resignation announcement.

5. WHERE INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT IS ADVANCING

Pro-secession parties pushing for Spain's Catalonia region to break away and form a new nation win a landmark vote.

6. US PROSECUTORS MIGHT HAVE TROUBLE PURSUING VOLKSWAGEN SCANDAL

Hauling any of the automaker's executives into a U.S. courtroom could be challenging because much of the conduct at issue probably occurred overseas.

7. HOW AUTHORITIES ARE CALLING ATTENTION TO POLLUTION IN PARIS

The city bans all vehicle traffic from central Paris for a day.

8. STARGAZERS' BONANZA: LUNAR ECLIPSE AND SUPERMOON

It's the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and they won't again until 2033.

9. WHICH FILM IS GOING GANGBUSTERS

"Hotel Transylvania 2" earns $47.5 million in its debut weekend — setting a record for a September opening.

10. GOLFER JORDAN SPIETH HAULS IN RECORD $22 MILLION

The 22-year-old Texan caps a sensational season by winning the FedEx Cup — and adding another $10 million to his bank account.