10 Things to Know for Monday, June 1
1. NSA TO LOSE AUTHORITY TO COLLECT BULK AMERICAN PHONE RECORDS
That's because an extraordinary Senate session fails to produce an 11th-hour deal to extend the fiercely contested Patriot Act provision.
2. HOW JOHN KERRY'S CYCLING ACCIDENT COULD AFFECT IRAN TALKS
The secretary of state is laid up after breaking his leg while biking, and the prospect of a lengthy rehabilitation could hamper nuclear negotiations.
3. WHY MORE RAPE SUSPECTS MAY FACE JUSTICE
Across the U.S., police and prosecutors are scrambling to process a backlog tens of thousands of sexual assault kits amid a push by state and federal lawmakers.
4. EX-NAZIS GOT $20.2M IN SOCIAL SECURITY, WATCHDOG FINDS
A new report by the Social Security Administration says 133 suspected Nazi war criminals and others received the benefits for decades.
5. AS HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS, SOME US COASTAL CITIES HAVE BEAT THE ODDS
Communities like Tampa, Jacksonville and Daytona Beach have gone at least 70 years without getting smacked by monster storms, making them statistically overdue.
6. WATER-LOGGED TEXAS SEES RAYS OF SUNSHINE AGAIN
Parts of the state are finally beginning to recover from weeks of rain and flooding that killed at least 27 people.
7. WHAT DENNIS HASTERT HAS SAID ABOUT THE INDICTMENT AGAINST HIM
Nothing. The ex-House speaker has made no public statements about accusations he evaded bank regulations by withdrawing $952,000 in increments of less than $10,000, possibly to cover up a molestation claim.
8. KIDS' SURVIVAL IMPROVES EVEN WITH GENTLER CANCER TREATMENTS
More children are surviving cancer than ever before, and without the long-term complications from radiation and chemotherapy that doomed many a generation ago, new research shows.
9. WHO WANTS TO WOO MORE TOURISTS TO `SOCIALIST FAIRYLAND'
North Korea hopes to attract more than 2 million visitors a year by 2020 - up from the current 100,000, a Pyongyang official says.
10. `I DON'T THINK I'D BE LIVING TODAY IF I DIDN'T DO THIS RUNNING'
That's what 92-year-old Harriette Thompson said after finishing the Rock `n' Roll Marathon in San Diego, to become the oldest woman to complete a marathon.