May 29, 2015 06:44 AM
10 THINGS 5 29

1. HASTERTINDICTMENT OFFERS FEW CLUES

Allegationsthat the former U.S. house speaker agreed to pay a person millions in hushmoney does not reveal what he did wrong.

2. RUMBLE INZURICH: ALI VS. BLATTER

As he seeksanother term, FIFA's president faces a stern challenge from Jordanian PrinceAli bin al-Hussein as soccer's governing body reels from the tumult of acorruption crisis — again.

3. ATTACKSON TOP BAGHDAD HOTELS KILL 15

Nobody hasclaimed responsibility yet, but the bombings suggest the Islamic State group isable to strike at the most fortified locations in the Iraqi capital withimpunity as the Taliban do in Kabul.

4. U.N.FALLOUT AMID ABUSE CASE PERSISTS

AP's CaraAnna finds that the U.N.'s poor handling of child sex abuse claims againstFrench soldiers has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs.

5. MIGRANTTALKS OFF TO CONTENTIOUS START

A meeting toaddress the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia begins with aMyanmar official criticizing those who blame his country for causing thecrisis.

6. FLOODWORRIES CONTINUE IN LONE STAR STATE

Officialsare closely monitoring the levels of rivers in Texas engorged by the deluge oflast weekend.

7. OK, SPELL'SCHERENSCHNITTE'

That's whatVanya Shivashankar did correctly as she shared the Scripps National SpellingBee with Gokul Venkatachalam, becoming the second co-champions in as manyyears.

8. HOW WOMENEXECS ARE FARING

Female CEOsare outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastlyoutnumbered in the top echelons of American companies.

9. NEW LABCAN CREATE HURRICANE CONDITIONS

A75-foot-long tank filled with seawater can simulate Category 5 conditions tohelp researchers understand why some storms fizzle while others grow intomonsters.

10. TRAINERGROWS INTO ELDER STATESMAN

Bob Baffert,winner of 11 Triple Crown races, says a heart attack helped change hisperspective — and his attitude.