10 things to know for Thursday, May 8: What may raise political stakes for midterm elections
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
House Republicans are set to begin a special probe of the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, and Democrats are considering a boycott of the committee.
Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine decide to hold referendum on Sunday despite calls from Putin to postpone it.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Obama’s nominee to take over the federal health care agency — and assume responsibility for “Obamacare” — begins confirmation hearing.
The attack escalates Nigeria’s growing crisis from the campaign of bombings, massacres and abductions being waged by the Islamic militants.
Democrats deride the action targeting Lois Lerner as little more than an election-year ploy to fire up the Republican base.
The tech industry may dress differently from buttoned-up politicians, but that’s where a wealthy segment of Obama’s Democratic donor base can be found.
Lexy, a 5-year-old German shepherd, is getting soldiers to put aside bravado and seek treatment for stress disorders and mental health issues.
Only about a quarter of high school seniors in the U.S. are performing proficiently in math, and just 4 in 10 are making the grade in reading, a new report says.
Birth rates — crucial for economic growth — tumbled after the Great Recession in 2008 and still haven’t recovered.
Houston will have the No. 1 pick when the NFL draft gets underway, Day 1 of a three-day, made-for-TV marathon.