Monday

10 Things to Know for Today

by The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. AFGHANISTAN IS HEATING UP AT CRUCIAL MOMENT

A suicide attack on Americans and a NATO airstrike blamed for children's deaths come as Afghan forces contend with less coalition support.

2. MOURNING FOR A YOUNG US DIPLOMAT

Anne Smedinghoff, slain along with four other Americans, displayed a love of global affairs while growing up outside Chicago.

3. A WARNING FROM NORTH KOREA

A South Korean security official says Pyongyang's notice that it will be unable to guarantee diplomats' safety could be a sign that a missile test is imminent.

4. LA COLD-CASE MURDER PROBE GOES CROSS COUNTRY

Investigators are using DNA to determine if ex-boxer Samuel Little was a serial killer who traveled the US preying on women.

5. THE AMERICANS BROADCASTERS FEAR MOST

It's the "Zero TV" crowd, the growing ranks of viewers watching TV without cable, satellite or antennas.

6. DECISIVE MOMENTS LOOM FOR CONGRESS

Lawmakers return to Washington amid signs of deadlocks loosening on guns and immigration.

7. JESUITS GRAPPLE WITH HAVING ONE OF THEIR OWN AS POPE

Francis could inspire new recruits but could also feel compelled to intervene in the inner workings of the order.

8. HOW ORANGES MADE LILLY PULTIZER A FASHION GIANT

The designer, who died Sunday in Miami, needed to hide juice-stand stains. Sleeveless dresses in colorful prints did the trick.

9. WHERE THE PHONE BOOTHS WILL REALLY TAKE YOU BACK

Punch in 1-855-FOR-1993 on some Manhattan street corners to hear a notable New Yorker recount what life was like 20 years ago.

10. THE WAY RICK PITINO CAN MAKE BASKETBALL HISTORY

If Louisville beats Michigan Monday night, the former Kentucky coach would be the first to win NCAA finals at two schools.



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