April 27, 2014

10 things to know for Monday


Associated Press

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

1. PRO-RUSSIAN MILITANTS IN UKRAINE TURN TO NEW TACTIC

The increasingly ruthless pro-Moscow insurgency in the east has begun taking hostages, including reporters and pro-Ukraine activists.

2. HOW CLIPPERS PLAYERS REACT TO OWNER’S ALLEGED REMARKS

In response to Donald Sterling’s purported comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team’s games, the Clippers wore their warmup shirts inside out before their playoff game with the Warriors.

3. ‘IT WAS AS IF SEEING GOD HIMSELF’

That’s how Maria Elena Alba of Mexico City recalled seeing Pope John Paul II in 1979. John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were canonized Sunday.

4. WHO STEPS DOWN FOLLOWING S. KOREA FERRY DISASTER

The country’s prime minister resigns over the government’s handling of the vessel sinking that has left more than 300 people dead or missing.

5. ISRAEL MARKS NATIONAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened a memorial ceremony by linking the Nazi genocide to Iran’s suspected efforts to build a nuclear bomb and use it against Israel

6. THE CRUCIAL QUESTION ABOUT CELLPHONES AND PRIVACY

The Supreme Court must decide whether they are critical tools or virtual homes in cases about warrantless searches of cellphones.

7. TORNADOES TEAR THROUGH CENTRAL US

A powerful storm system spawned twisters that killed two people in northeastern Oklahoma.

8. DEFENDANT IN STABBING ATTACK COULD BE CHARGED AS ADULT

Chris Plaskon, 16, is accused of killing Maren Sanchez, hours before their Connecticut school’s prom.

9. STOWAWAY AWAITS REUNION WITH FATHER

The father of a 15-year-old boy who hid in a jet’s wheel well on a California-to-Hawaii flight intends to meet the boy this week.

10. FLOATING LAB SHOWCASES ‘ALIENS OF THE SEA’

A neurobiologist in Florida is on a quest to decode the genomic blueprints of fragile marine life on board the ship where they were caught.