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. HONG KONG POLITICAL PROTESTS SPREAD
Pro-democracy demonstrators defy onslaughts of tear gas in the strongest challenge yet to Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms for the semi-autonomous city.
2. AFTER JAPAN VOLCANIC BLAST, A SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS
Crews scour the ash-covered summit of Mount Ontake, a day after the eruption killed more than 30 people.
3. EVEN WITH SENATE CONTROL, GOP WOULD FACE ROADBLOCKS
If Republicans win the Senate in November, they will be able to investigate, block and provoke Democrats. But President Obama could still veto legislation, and Democrats could filibuster.
4. `JOIN HANDS TO SERVE OUR MOTHER INDIA'
That's what Narendra Modi, India's new prime minister, told 18,000 supporters during a glitzy speech at New York's Madison Square Garden, a day before he meets with President Obama.
5. WHAT LEGACY ERIC HOLDER LEAVES
The attorney general departs with a mixed record of national security decisions, some of which disappointed supporters who felt he didn't go far enough to distance the Justice Department from harsh past practices.
6. WHO VOWS REVENGE FOR US AIRSTRIKES
The leader of al-Qaida's Syria affiliate says his group would "use all possible means" to fight back against attacks by the U.S.-led coalition.
7. MO. GOV.'S RESPONSE TO FERGUSON SHOOTING DRAWS WIDE CRITICISM
An Associated Press public records search shows Gov. Jay Nixon received thousands of critical phone calls and hundreds of emails, letters and faxes from people angered over his handling of the Michael Brown shooting.
8. SOCIAL NETWORKING POSES RISK FOR SOME GAYS ABROAD
In countries that criminalize homosexuality, high-tech dating apps and social media can expose gays to the risk of blackmail, arrest and violence.
9. ITALY WORKS TO BREAK CYCLE OF MAFIA VIOLENCE
Courts are trying a new tactic: ordering the sons of crime families into exile.
10. HOW DEREK JETER ENDED HIS 20-YEAR CAREER
In his final at-bat, the Yankee captain hit an RBI-single, giving him a lifetime .310 average.