Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.
What to know now:
1. Officers arrested: Two Louisiana police officers were arrested Friday in the death of a 6-year-old boy. Jeremy David Mardis was killed last week when Lt. Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse, Jr., opened fired on the truck he was riding in as they pursued boy’s father near Marksville, La. Chris Few, the boy’s father, was critically injured when the deputies, who were working side jobs as city marshals, fired 18 rounds into his vehicle. The funeral for the boy is set for Monday. The officers have been charged with second-degree murder.
2. Myanmar election: The opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi appears to have won a landslide election in Myanmar, ending nearly 50 years of junta rule there. According to reports, the opposition National League of Democracy had won about 70 percent of the votes counted by midday Monday. That count would give the party control in parliament as well as secure the presidency. The military retains 25 percent of the votes in parliament, despite the outcome of any election, according to the country’s constitution.
3. Carson gets angry: Ben Carson fired back at the media over the weekend following claims that he has lied about certain events in his past. The Republican candidate for president thanked the media at a rally for helping him to raise money in the wake of several reports that he misrepresented facts about a West Point scholarship offer, an incident involving a test that supposedly took place in a Yale classroom, and reports of violence when the retired neurosurgeon was a teen.
4. Missouri football team: Members of the University of Missouri football team say they will not play in Saturday’s game unless the school’s president resigns. Thirty black football players say they are backing students who are protesting what they say is Wolfe’s dismissal of racial harassment issues.
5. Plane crash: Investigators are now saying that the crash of a Russian passenger jet that killed 224 people was likely the result of a bomb that had been planted on the plane. Those looking into the cause of the crash say they are “90 percent sure” the sound they heard on cockpit voice recorders in the final seconds of flight was an explosion caused by a bomb. The plane crashed 23 minutes into a flight from Sharm al-Sheikh in Egypt to St. Petersburg in Russia.
And one more
A controversy is brewing over a change at Starbucks. The company decided this year to drop its familiar red holiday cup that sported reindeer and ornaments in favor of a plain, two-toned red version. The change sparked a former pastor who says he considers himself a “social media personality,” to accuse the company of removing symbols that represent Christmas because “they hate Jesus.” Starbucks vice president Jeffrey Fields explained the decision saying that the company “wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.”
In case you missed it
Donald Trump hosted “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend. Here’s his monologue.
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