10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. UNCERTAINTY OVER FERGUSON GRAND JURY FEEDS ANXIETY
The grand jury weighing whether to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown apparently didn't reach a decision Friday, and there has been no official confirmation on when it will reconvene.
2. WHO IS RECRUITING CHILD SOLDIERS
Islamic State militants in Syria actively conscript children for battle and commit abuses against the most vulnerable, according to a growing body of evidence assembled from residents, activists, independent experts and human rights groups.
3. WHAT BUFFALO FACES IN WAKE OF RECORD SNOW
Residents in and around the western New York city are bracing for floods and evacuations as up to 7 feet of snow melts amid warmer weather.
4. OBAMA SHRUGS OFF GOP CRITICS OF HIS IMMIGRATION ACTIONS
The president's executive order to shield millions of immigrants from deportation has upset many Republican lawmakers, but they may find it difficult to stop the decree.
5. FOUR-TERM DC MAYOR DIES AT 78
Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.
6. HOW ISRAELI CABINET IGNITES DEBATE
The ruling body approves a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens.
7. WHY LARGE DRUGMAKERS BUY, SELL BUSINESSES
The industry has announced about $438 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions worldwide so far this year, as a means of controlling costs and deploying surplus cash.
8. RUSSIAN, ITALIAN, US ASTRONAUTS HEAD TO SPACE STATION
The craft will dock with the space station and the crew will join three others already aboard.
9. LETTER THAT HELPED INSPIRE `ON THE ROAD' IS UP FOR SALE
The legendary, 16,000-word missive Neal Cassady wrote to Jack Kerouac in 1950 is considered a seminal Beat Generation document, and it goes to auction Dec. 17.
10. PATRIOTS WIN 7TH STRAIGHT
New England collects another blowout win in 34-9 rout of Lions.