10 Things to know for Thursday, May 16

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

1. COMMISSIONER OUSTED IN GROWING IRS SCANDAL
  Obama asked acting commissioner’s Steven T. Miller to resign and Congress and the Justice Department continue probes into the targeting of tea party groups. IRS-POLITICAL GROUPS

2. WHITE HOUSE RELEASES TROVE OF BENGHAZI EMAILS
The correspondence underscored a turf battle between the State Department and the CIA and quibbling over the administration’s talking points. BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION

3. DEADLY TORNADOES SWOOP THROUGH TEXAS
At least six were killed and up to 100 hurt, most in a town about 60 miles south of Dallas. TEXAS STORMS

4. 1 MILLION FLEE AHEAD OF ASIA CYCLONE
The storm began battering the coast of Bangladesh today, flattening mud and straw huts in remote fishing villages. ASIA CYCLONE

5. HOW PRISON CHANGED OJ
No longer a glamorous celebrity in an expensive suit, a grayer Simpson testified at his Las Vegas appeals hearing in a drab prison uniform and leg shackles. OJ SIMPSON

6. ANOTHER FACTTORY COLLAPSE IN ASIA
The ceiling of a Cambodian factory that makes Asics sneakers fell in, killing two people and injuring seven. CAMBODIA-FACTORY COLLAPSE

7. NATO CONVOY ATTACKED IN AFGHANISTAN
The Muslim militant group Hizb-e-Islami, claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb that killed at least six and wounded more than 30. AFGHANISTAN

8. PLANET-HUNTING MISSION IN JEOPARDY
NASA’s Kepler telescope is broken and engineers can’t yet fix yet, jeopardizing a $600 million mission to search for other planets where life could exist. PLANET HUNTER

9. WHAT QUALIFIES AS MENTAL ILLNESS
The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders assigned names to tantrums, grief and bingeing, drawing criticism that psychiatrists are going too far. MENTAL DISORDERS

10. BOB DYLAN’S LATEST ACCOLADE
He became the first rock star to be inducted into the 115-year-old American Academy of Arts and Letters, an artists’ honor society. ARTS ACADEMY


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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