Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHO GAVE SUPPORT TO THAI JUNTA LEADER
The country’s king officially endorses the general who orchestrated the coup last week to run the nation.
2. EARLY RETURNS SHOW UKRAINE’S CANDY TYCOON ELECTED PRESIDENT
The 48-year-old billionaire, Petro Poroshenko, pledges to visit the country’s restive east and negotiate a new security treaty with Moscow.
3. HOW RED FLAGS WERE MISSED IN SANTA BARBARA RAMPAGE
The killer’s family flagged his bizarre ranting videos on YouTube but he was able to trick the police into thinking he posed no threat.
4. OBAMA SEEKS TO REFRAME FOREIGN POLICY
The White House says the Afghanistan drawdown expected later this year will mark a turning point in how the president deals with global issues.
5. WHERE THE POPE IS PRAYING
Francis leaves a note with the text of the “Our Father” prayer in one of the cracks between the stones of Jerusalem’s Western Wall, the holiest prayer site for Jews.
6. EGYPTIANS HEAD TO THE POLLS TO ELECT NEW PRESIDENT
The country, gripped by turmoil since its 2011 revolt, is choosing between its powerful former military chief and a leftist politician.
7. REPUBLICAN MIDTERM STRATEGY WILL FOCUS ON BENGHAZI, IRS PROBES
The GOP is making both issues the pivot point to a victory in November after realizing that the economy and health care may not be their best targets.
8. EU MULLS FUTURE AFTER EUROSCEPTICS WIN BIG IN POLLS
An unprecedented surge by anti-EU parties is likely to complicate the economic bloc’s decisions on market liberalization and a proposed trade deal with the US.
9. U.S. MARKS MEMORIAL DAY
Planned across the nation are somber ceremonies, flag plantings at cemeteries, parades, and family get-togethers.
10. WHICH DRIVER RACED FASTEST AT INDY
Ryan Hunter-Reay nips Helio Castroneves at the finish line to become the first American to win the Indy 500 since 2006.
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