10 Things to Know for Tuesday
The Associated Press
May. 12, 2015
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. AT LEAST 5 DIE IN TEXAS, ARKANSAS TORNADOES
A young couple trying to shield their daughter from the storm is among the victims in Nashville, Ark.
2. WHO'S FLYING TO RUSSIA IN FIRST VISIT SINCE UKRAINE CRISIS
The U.S. says Secretary of State Kerry is scheduled to meet Putin and others. But the Kremlin says the Russian president's attendance hasn't been confirmed.
3. NFL HANDS QB TOM BRADY 4-GAME SUSPENSION FOR 'DEFLATEGATE'
The league also fines Brady's Patriots $1 million and takes away two draft picks as punishment for letting air out of game balls in last season's AFC title game.
4. BULLET NEARLY STRIKES GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IN HEAD, LAWYER SAYS
The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin narrowly escapes getting shot in a mysterious dispute in Florida.
5. WHY 2016 COULD BE BANNER YEAR FOR SUPER PACS
Born out of Supreme Court decisions in 2010, the super political action committees can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to advocate for and against candidates.
6. SAUDI COALITION WARPLANES HIT ARMS DEPOTS IN YEMEN
The airstrikes come one day before a truce is set to take hold in the Gulf state wracked by violence.
7. SHELL CLEARS HURDLE IN ARCTIC DRILLING QUEST
A government agency OKs an exploration plan for the oil giant, which wants to begin drilling this summer.
8. GRANDMOTHER SENTENCED IN GIRL'S DEATH
An Alabama woman convicted of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for lying about candy gets life in prison.
9. HOW FUTURE SHOPPERS MIGHT FIND PERFECT FIT
A handful of primarily upscale retailers like Nieman Marcus is testing versions of a virtual fitting room where shoppers can "try on" clothes without undressing.
10. AFTER 15 YEARS, FOX LOWERS CURTAIN ON 'AMERICAN IDOL'
The music competition show faded over the past few seasons, eclipsed by NBC's "The Voice."