Around The World: 10 Things To Know
1. BRITISH TROOPS DEPLOY TO AFGHAN PROVINCE AMID TALIBAN BATTLE
The development comes a day after a suicide bomber killed six U.S. troops near a Kabul base — the deadliest attack on Americans in the country since August.
2. MIGRANT ARRIVALS INTO EUROPE REPORTEDLY TOP 1 MILLION IN 2015
The International Organization for Migration, which announced the figure, says the symbolic milestone marks more than a four-fold increase from last year.
3. SUSPECT IN VEGAS CRASH HAD OVERCOME ADVERSITY
Lakeisha Holloway had a rough childhood that included a period of homelessness but had become an award-winning high school graduate and caring mother.
4. NO INDICTMENT IN SANDRA BLAND JAIL DEATH
A grand jury decides that neither sheriff’s officials nor jailers committed a crime in the treatment of the black woman who died in a Texas county prison last summer.
5. WHAT POSES INCREASING THREAT TO AMERICAN POWER GRID
Many utilities across the U.S. must balance customer costs with the need for upgrades to confront the growing number of extreme weather events, The AP learns.
6. WHO CALLS CLINTON A ‘LIAR’
Donald Trump demands an apology from his leading Democratic opponent after she said the GOP presidential front-runner had become the Islamic State’s “best recruiter.”
7. SUPPORT FOR LEGAL ABORTION AT HIGHEST LEVEL IN 2 YEARS
Nearly six in 10 Americans — 58 percent — now think abortion should be legal in most or all cases, according to an AP-GfK poll.
8. SPACEX LAUNCHES ROCKET 6 MONTHS AFTER ACCIDENT
“Welcome back, baby!” Elon Musk tweets after touchdown.
9. WHY FORMER ULTRA-ORTHODOX JEWS SUE THE STATE
Dozens of young Israelis who left the county’s insular community are claiming they were denied a basic education and left lagging far behind their secular counterparts.
10. WORLD CUP VOTES SPARKED PROBES WHICH DOWNED BLATTER, PLATINI
The fallout from FIFA’s decision to send the World Cup to Russia and Qatar brings down the FIFA president and the head of UEFA but not the hosts themselves.