10 Things to Know for Monday

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Posted: Oct 18, 2015 9:01 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. UNPRECEDENTED CLAMPDOWN FOLLOWS ISRAELI STABBINGS IN JERUSALEM

Critics say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security measures — such as roadblocks and vehicle checkpoints for Palestinians — are effectively dividing the city along ethnic lines.

2. WHAT AWAITS HOUSE REPUBLICANS RETURNING TO WASHINGTON

The GOP lawmakers face a nearly unprecedented leadership crisis and looming budget deadlines.

3. TENSIONS BUILD AMONG MIGRANTS STRANDED IN BALKANS

Thousands of refugees from the Mideast, Asia and Africa are hung up in Slovenia after Hungary closes its border with Croatia, cutting off a major route used by asylum seekers.

4. WHO COULD BECOME CANADA'S NEXT PRIME MINISTER

Justin Trudeau, the son of a man who brought glamor and excitement to Canadian politics in the late 1960s, is favored to become Canada's new leader.

5. WHY MICHIGAN'S GOP GOVERNOR WELCOMES SYRIAN REFUGEES

Bucking Republican leaders, Gov. Rick Snyder is accommodating the migrants for humanitarian reasons and to stem the state's job and population loss.

6. MORMON PLAN TO DEVELOP FLA. RANCH LAND STIRS CONTROVERSY

Opponents say the proposal to convert cattle pastures to housing for half a million people could destroy tens of thousands of acres of important habitat near the St. Johns and Kissimmee rivers.

7. EDDIE MURPHY IS TRADING PLACES WITH MARK TWAIN

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is honoring the comedian, film star, producer and director with the nation's top prize for humor.

8. 'I'VE SEEN RATS WALKING UPRIGHT, SAYING, 'GOOD MORNING, MR. COMPTROLLER"

That's how Scott Stringer, New York City's top financial officer, describes Manhattans growing vermin problem.

9. WHO GOT A FREE MEAL THAT INCLUDED APPETIZERS, GNOCCHI AND SALMON

After a California couple called off their wedding, the bride-to-be's family decided to turn the $35,000 extravagant event into a feast for the homeless.

10. MEMPHIS, TEMPLE BREAK INTO AP TOP 25 COLLEGE POLL

Memphis reaches No. 18 and Temple earns No. 22 ranking; Ohio State retains its top-ranking.