10 Things to know for Wednesday, May 15

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. JUSTICE TO INVESTIGATE IRS FOR TARGETING TEA PARTY
  Attorney General Eric Holder is testifying in Congress today about the agency’s singling out of conservative political groups who applied for tax exempt status. IRS-POLITICAL GROUPS

2. ANOTHER MILITARY SEX CASE OUTRAGES LAWMAKERS
A soldier at a Texas sexual assault prevention program is investigated for abuse charges, a week after an Air Force officer heading a similar office is charged with groping a woman. ARMY-SEXUAL ASSAULT

3. US AMBASSADOR CALLED TO MOSCOW IN SPY CASE
Russian officials detained an American on spying charges for the first time in a decade, charging a U.S. diplomat disguised in a blond wig tried to recruit a counterintelligence officer. RUSSIA-US SPYING

4. HOLDER DEFENDS SECRET SEIZURE OF AP PHONE RECORDS
The attorney general says the investigation concerned “a very grave leak” that affected national security. JUSTICE-HOLDER

5. SIMPSON TO SPEAK
The ex-football star plans to testify today at an appeals hearing, after not taking the stand at his famed 1990s murder trial or at the trial that ultimately sent him to prison. OJ SIMPSON

6. JOLIE’S DISCLOSURE REVERSES OLD IMAGE
The actress once known as a wild child with tattoos and multiple marriages has transformed into a humanitarian with a new cause — preventing breast cancer. ANGELINA JOLIE-MASTECTOMY

7. ARIAS FACES DEATH PENALTY
The Arizona jury that convicted her of stabbing and shooting her onetime boyfriend will hear evidence to decide whether she deserves a death sentence. BOYFRIEND SLAYING

8. AMERICAN STARTS SENTENCE IN NORTH KOREA
Kenneth Bae entered a “special” prison today to serve 15 years of hard labor for what Pyongyang called hostile acts, while Washington has remained silent. NKOREA-AMERICAN DETAINED

9. WHEN TO SAY WHEN
US officials recommend lowering the drunken driving legal limit to .05 percent blood alcohol to save lives. DRUNKEN DRIVING-ZERO DEATHS

10. SPIELBERG OPENS FILM FESTIVAL
The Oscar-winning director is jury president this year in Cannes, where Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” is making its European debut. CANNES-OPENING DAY


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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