10 Things to Know for Monday
The Associated Press
Jan. 04, 2016
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday.
1. SAUDI ARABIA CUTS TIES WITH IRAN
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has given Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the country amid escalating tensions over the kingdom's execution of a prominent cleric.
2. WHERE ARMED PROTESTERS WAGE A STANDOFF
The high desert of eastern Oregon is the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment as demonstrators occupied a wildlife refuge to object to prison sentences for a pair of local ranchers.
3. US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FOCUS ON IOWA
The race for the White House starts in earnest this week as voters begin to tune in and candidates begin a four-week sprint to the Iowa caucuses.
4. WHOSE HAWAIIAN VACATION IS OVER
President Barack Obama says he's ready to tackle unfinished business in his final year in office, beginning with action to reduce gun violence.
5. EUROPE RAISES BARRIERS TO TRAVEL
New restrictions imposed by Sweden to stem a record flow of migrants are a striking example of how national boundaries are re-emerging across the continent.
6. WHY PRETEEN HPV VACCINATION RATES ARE LOW
Among the most common reasons doctors cited for delaying discussions and vaccinations against the sexually transmitted cancer-causing virus were a belief that patients hadn't had sex and that parents would object.
7. 6.7 MAGNITUDE QUAKE HITS INDIA'S NORTHEAST
People panicked and rushed out of their homes in the capital of Assam state after the quake, whose epicenter was in neighboring Manipur state.
8. ILLINOIS, MISSOURI ASSESS FLOODING DAMAGE
The Mississippi River and many of its tributaries continued their retreat from flooding, leaving amid the silt a massive cleanup and recovery effort likely to take weeks.
9. 'DEER HUNTER' CINEMATOGRAPHER DIES AT 85
Vilmos Zsigmond, who helped define American cinema's New Wave in the 1970s, won an Oscar for his work on Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
10. CAROLINA, DENVER WRAP UP NO. 1 SEEDS FOR PLAYOFFS
The Panthers won home-field advantage by routing Tampa Bay but the highlight of the final day of the regular season was Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills stopping the Jets and giving the Steelers the final playoff spot in the AFC.