2. WHO SEEKS TO REASSURE IRAQI LEADERS OF US SUPPORT
Vice President Biden calls Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with encouragement in the fight against Islamic State militants, a day after the US defense secretary criticized Iraqi forces following the loss of Ramadi.
3. ‘IN THE FACE OF UNSPEAKABLE LOSS, THEY REPRESENT THE BEST OF WHO WE ARE’
During Memorial Day observances, that’s how President Obama describes “Gold Star” families who have lost loved ones who fought in the nation’s conflicts.
4. MEXICO OFFICIALS STAND BY ACCOUNT OF DEADLY SHOOTOUT
The head of the country’s police force dismisses questions raised by the lopsided death toll in the gunfight, which killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal officer.
5. AP SOURCE: CLEVELAND REACHES DEAL WITH JUSTICE ON POLICING
Although details of the settlement are unclear, it comes days after a white police officer was acquitted of manslaughter for taking part in a 137-shot police barrage that killed two black, unarmed suspects.
6. WHERE CALIFORNIA LOOKS FOR DROUGHT ADVICE
The worst drought on record has the state looking for solutions in Australia, the world’s driest inhabited continent.
7. WHICH IS LATEST STATE TO TEST ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ LAWS
In Nevada, a man is on trial on murder charges after opening fire on two trespassers at a vacant rental unit he owns.
8. CHARTER NEARS DEAL FOR TIME WARNER CABLE
If it goes through, the purchase would be for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
9. FLORIDA WATERSPOUT UPROOTS BOUNCE HOUSE
Three children are injured when the inflatable play house is sent flying by a waterspout.
10. UP-AND-COMER OUSTS VENUS FROM FRENCH OPEN
Sloane Stephens, 22, knocks 34-year-old Williams out in a first-round match.