|10 Things to Know for Monday|
|By The Associated Press||Nov 24, 2013, 9:06 PM|
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. HUSH-HUSH US-IRAN DIPLOMACY PRECEDED NUCLEAR DEAL
The AP has learned that at least five secret meetings between top Obama administration and Iranian officials have taken place since March.
2. HOW AMERICA'S CLOSEST MIDEAST ALLY IS REACTING
The deal is a "historic" mistake, Israel says, with the world effectively accepting Iran as a threshold nuclear weapons state.
3. STORM PLOWS THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST
From there, the Arctic mass is expected to head south and east during some of the busiest travel days of the year in the U.S.
4. WHERE METH IS A GROWING CONCERN
Experts on North Korea see signs of a steady output of the drug there — and the potential for global distribution.
5. BIG-TICKET MILITARY SURPLUS TRICKLING DOWN
As America winds up its wars, criticism is surfacing about the increasing militarization of the nation's police with items like the MRAP — an 18-ton, armor-protected fighting vehicle.
6. WHAT HOLIDAY SHOPPERS ARE HANKERING FOR
Despite signs that the economy is improving, big store chains believe Americans still are hunting for bargains.
7. VATICAN DISPLAYS REMAINS PURPORTEDLY BELONGING TO ST. PETER
It's the first time the handful of bone fragments has ever been exhibited in public.
8. WHY ASTRONOMERS ARE LOOKING UP
An icy comet is set for a close encounter with the sun on Thanksgiving Day — raising hopes for a fabulous celestial show.
9. KATY PERRY: AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS A CUT ABOVE
Some other awards shows "are just like, 'Hey, let's see how many celebrities we can get together,'" the pop star says.
10. GIANTS, WITH BACKS TO WALL, COME UP SHORT
Dallas downs New York 24-21, ending the Giants' four-game winning streak and most of their playoff hopes.