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10 Things to Know for Monday

Sunday - 9/7/2014, 10:44pm  ET

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo television news lights await the start of activity on Capitol Hill in Washington as both houses of Congress return to full legislative session. Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after this year's summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign. Republicans control the House and want to pad their 17-vote majority, so they intend to follow this simple rule: first, do no harm. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Associated Press

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

1. HEAD OF ARAB LEAGUE URGES MEMBERS TO CONFRONT EXTREMISTS

Backing from the 22-country body could give crucial support for President Obama's effort to assemble a coalition against the Islamic State, the marauding group that has conquered a swath of Iraq and Syria.

2. WHAT COULD IMPERIL UKRAINE TRUCE

Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists jeopardize the days-old cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine.

3. EBOLA DRUG SHOWS PROMISE

One shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection in monkeys, but it must be followed by a booster, a study shows.

4. WHY FEUDING LAWMAKERS MAY WORK TOGETHER, BRIEFLY

As Congress returns from summer recess, Democrats and Republicans will have to put differences aside to prevent a government shutdown.

5. POLITICS TRUMP PROMISES ON IMMIGRATION

President Obama's reversal of a vow to take action on immigration near the end of summer has left him with few allies on an issue he had hoped would become a core component of his legacy.

6. STATES: EPA SHOULD SET TOXIC ALGAE STANDARD

A growing chorus is calling for the Environmental Protection Agency to create a national standard for allowable amounts of microcystin, the toxin that contaminated the water in Toledo, Ohio.

7. WHO YOU CALL WHEN THE WATER RUNS DRY IN INDIA

Amid New Delhi's annual hot season water shortage, some 2,000 illegal tankers ply the city's roads every day, lifelines to millions dealing with the drought.

8. HOW FAR US GAS PRICES HAVE FALLEN

A gallon of regular has dropped 25 cents over the past 11 weeks, to a national average of $3.46, a survey says.

9. AT JOAN RIVERS' FUNERAL, A STAR-STUDDED SENDOFF

Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at the memorial for the late comedian, who died Thursday at 81.

10. SERENA WILLIAMS WINS 3RD CONSECUTIVE US OPEN

By defeating Caroline Wozniacki, Williams also equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 Grand Slam singles titles, the fourth-most in history.


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