Sunday, May 17
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. GUNFIGHT BETWEEN RIVAL BIKER GANGS KILLS 9 IN TEXAS
The noontime shootout at a restaurant in Waco also injures at least 18 and sends panicked diners and bystanders running for cover.
2. ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS SEIZE IRAQI CITY OF RAMADI
Iraqi forces abandon their weapons and armored vehicles to flee the provincial capital in a major loss despite intensified U.S.-led airstrikes.
3. WHO AGREES IRAQ WAR WAS A MISTAKE
Presidential hopefuls in both parties are finding it best to say that 4,491 Americans and countless Iraqis lost their lives in a war that should not have been waged.
4. WHY STATES ARE BLOCKING COMMUNITIES FROM IMPOSING BANS ON BUSINESSES
In capitols across the country, businesses are using their clout to back laws prohibiting cities and counties from doing things that might affect their ability to make money.
5. LIABILITY CAP WILL LIMIT AMTRAK PAYMENTS FOR PHILADELPHIA CRASH
But the $200 million limit set by Congress may be too low to cover the costs of the eight lives lost and more than 200 people injured in last week's derailment.
6. MARATHON BOMBER'S DEATH SENTENCE RAISES MARTYRDOM CONCERNS
Some analysts say a life sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would have prevented terror groups from labeling him a martyr.
7. TRUCE ENDS, AIRSTRIKES RESUME IN YEMEN
Saudi-led strikes hit rebel positions and tanks in several neighborhoods of Aden after the cease-fire expires, Yemeni security officials say.
8. HOW GREAT WHITE SHARK BECAME TWITTER STAR
@MaryLeeShark is the fake — but active — Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements are being tracked online and in real time by 44,000 followers.
9. NUN WHO KISSED ELVIS HELPS ANSWER ABBEY'S PRAYERS
Mother Dolores Hart spun her tale of kissing Presley into a fundraising campaign for her crumbling monastery in rural Connecticut.
10. ROCKETS COME BACK FROM BRINK TO BEAT CLIPS
Houston digs out of a 3-1 series deficit to defeat Los Angeles and reach the NBA Western Conference finals.