10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/75418042adbc43fe9f1a33d366ca4cf8/White-House-plan-includes-gun-training-for-teachers”>TRUMP AIMS TO ARM TEACHERS WITH NEW GUN PLAN</a>

The president’s proposal to combat school shootings also includes improving background checks.

2. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/7c8b7321d49f405fbc7e1a681b16681b/FAA:-Helicopter-crashes-in-New-York-City%27s-East-River”>HELICOPTER CRASHES IN NYC’S EAST RIVER</a>

At least two people are dead, and one is rescued in the water north of Roosevelt Island, the mayor’s office says.

3. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/2641d7e6c1744f938e39aab55dc42430/NCAA-on-the-bubble:-Virginia-gets-top-billing-for-March”>WHO GETS TOP MARCH MADNESS BILLING</a>

Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier draw No. 1 seeds — but they and the other 64 contenders will play against a backdrop of an investigation-riddled season.

4. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/4090994775fa4d3f9ae9aaf78ead7d0c/Democrat-seeks-coal-country-help-in-Pa.-House-election”>WHERE POLLS SHOW TIGHT CONGRESSIONAL RACE</a>

Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone are in a dead heat ahead of Tuesday’s special election in southwestern Pennsylvania.

5. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/974065202d064040b3e2b05d0fae940c/Rally-shows-free-wheeling,-media-bashing-Trump-here-to-stay”>’DON’T FORGET, THIS GOT US ELECTED'</a>

President Trump’s raucous Pennsylvania rally shows he has no interest in dropping the vulgar insults or biting attacks on the free press that defined his 2016 campaign.

6. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/ee9a12e9fb2544fdbfdb107b619a281f/Digital-ads,-social-media-hide-political-campaign-messaging”>WHAT MAKES IT TOUGHER TO HOLD CANDIDATES ACCOUNTABLE</a>

With the explosion of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as political platforms, some of a campaign’s most pivotal efforts happen in the often-murky world of social media.

7. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/ce543a468e3c4f27b7963a0e0579689b/Historic-vote-in-China-will-let-president-rule-for-life”>CHINESE LAWMAKERS ABOLISH PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMITS</a>

The move upends a system enacted 35 years ago to prevent the bloody excesses of a lifelong dictatorship typified by Mao Zedong’s chaotic 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution.

8. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/bf7e26e470964ea6b451516eeacecac7/Putin%27s-Russia:-From-basket-case-to-resurgent-superpower”>A CZAR-LIKE FIGURE WITH A DEMOCRATIC VENEER</a>

In an election where he’s expected to win as much as 80 percent of the vote, Russian President Vladimir Putin will further cement his authority.

9. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/76c8ae754d36452b8494141b3cd2ccdc/Church-of-Scientology-readies-to-launch-a-TV-Network”>SCIENTOLOGY LAUNCHES TV NETWORK</a>

The sect is about to get its own television channel, after documentaries about its alleged abuses of former members.

10. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/769c39ae8f134a8daaa751995d2e0127/%27Black-Panther,%27-4-weeks-in,-tops-%27A-Wrinkle-in-Time%27″>’BLACK PANTHER’ RULES OVER ‘WRINKLE IN TIME'</a>

The Marvel and Disney phenomenon takes the No. 1 spot at the North American weekend box office with $41.1 million.

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