June 1, 2015 06:51 AM
10 things

1. SURVEILLANCE POWERS LAPSE WHILE SENATE DEBATES HOUSE BILL

Republican Sen. Rand Paul stands in the way of extending the program, angering his GOP colleagues and frustrating intelligence officials. Some civil liberties groups cheer him.


2. HOW LONG KERRY IS GROUNDED AFTER BIKE CRASH

It remains unclear if the secretary of state will require a lengthy rehabilitation but its prospect could hamper the nuclear talks and other diplomatic endeavors.


3. LINDSEY GRAHAM LAUNCHING BID FOR PRESIDENT

His White House ambitions are rooted half a world away in the Middle East.


4. WHICH INDUSTRY TOUTS WATER SAVINGS IN CALIFORNIA DROUGHT

As residents struggle to reduce potable water consumption by 25 percent, the California Pool and Spa Association is promoting a campaign called Let's Pool Together.


5. SOLAR IMPULSE FORCED TO LAND IN JAPAN

The plane on a mission to circle the planet without a drop of fuel will wait in Nagoya until weather conditions improve in Hawaii.


6. RAPE KITS BRING ANSWERS, EMOTIONAL ENDINGS FOR VICTIMS

The good news and the horrible news may be identical: "We may be able to identify your rapist."


7. CHINA'S CAPITAL IMPOSES TOUGH INDOOR SMOKING BAN

Fines for violators are raised to 200 yuan ($32), up from the 10 yuan ($1.6) charged before.


8. MATT DILLON PUTS RARE CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT ON ROHINGYA

The American actor visits a squalid camp for tens of thousands displaced by violence and a port that has served as one of the main launching pads for their exodus by sea.


9. KIDS' SURVIVAL IMPROVES EVEN WITH GENTLER CANCER TREATMENTS

More children are beating the disease than ever before, and without the complications from radiation and chemotherapy that doomed many a generation ago, new research shows.


10. WHO IS EXPECTING A SECOND BABY

Kim Kardashian says she is pregnant with her second child with Kanye West.