FILE - This May 22, 2010 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking during commencement ceremonies in West Point, N.Y. The president will use his commencement address at West Point Wednesday to defend his foreign policy against criticism that he has relinquished America's global leadership and stands by idly as problems erupt in the Middle East, Russia, China and beyond. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
In this Wednesday, May 7, 2014 photo provided by the anti-government activist group Coordination Committee of Khalidiya Neighborhood in Homs, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Free Syrian Army fighters board a bus leaving Homs, Syria. President Barack Obama may soon sign off on a project to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, in an open move that would significantly boost U.S. support to forces who have been asking for three years for military help in their quest to oust President Bashar Assad, administration officials said Tuesday.The step, which could be announced as early as Wednesday, would send a limited number of American troops to Jordan to be part of a regional training mission that would instruct carefully vetted members of the Free Syrian Army on tactics, including counterterrorism operations, the officials said. They said Obama has not yet given final approval for the initiative, and that there is still internal discussion about its merits and potential risks. (AP Photo/The Coordination Committee of Khalidiya Neighborhood in Homs)
A Pro-Russian militia man walks at a check point on a road leading to the airport, in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The eastern city of Donetsk was in turmoil Tuesday a day after government forces used fighter jets to stop pro-Russian militia from taking over the airport. Dozens were reported killed and the mayor went on television to urge residents to stay indoors. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
This photo combination shows the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm. Top row, from left: Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industries, $68.2 million; Leslie Moonves, CBS, $65.6 million; Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, $55.3 million; Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor, $39 million; and Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $37.2 million. Bottom row, from left: Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, $36.3 million; Robert Iger, Walt Disney, $34.3 million; David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $33.3 million; Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner, $32.5 million; and Brian Roberts, Comcast, $31.4 million. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling responded to the NBA's attempt to oust him on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, arguing that there is no basis for stripping him of his team because his racist statements were illegally recorded "during an inflamed lovers' quarrel in which he was clearly distraught." (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
Egyptian policemen and election workers wait for voters at a polling center during the second day of presidential elections in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. State TV says Egypt's election commission has extended voting in the presidential election for a third day amid reported low turnout. Government officials, media and the military harangued voters to go to the polls Tuesday in what was supposed to be the final day of the vote, worried that turnout was weaker than expected. The front-runner, former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, is trying to garner an overwhelming show of support. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
In this April 29, 2014 photo, Joe Cione, who studies how storms interact with the ocean at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Research Division in Miami, displays a drone he hopes to use this hurricane season for research. NOAA researchers plan to test five or six drones in the peak of hurricane season that will be transmitting data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms fizzle while others strengthen into monsters. ( AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
FILE - In this June 27, 2013 file photo, former New England Patriots football standout Aaron Hernandez stands during a bail hearing in Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., charged with killing Odin Lloyd. Hernandez is scheduled to be arraigned May 28, 2014, on two unrelated murder charges in the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston. Prosecutors are also seeking assistance from tattoo artists who may have inked Hernandez's right arm between February 2012 and June 2013. The tattoo artists are considered witnesses, not suspects. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool, File)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA BENT ON NEW CHAPTER OF AMERICAN LEADERSHIP
In today’s address in West Point, the president is expected to recast U.S. foreign policy as an endeavor to build international consensus and avoid unilateral overreach.
2. US MAY BOOST AID TO SYRIAN REBELS
The White House is weighing support for a project to train and equip moderate forces seeking to oust President Bashar Assad.
3. CHECHNYA’S LEADER DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM UKRAINIAN CONFLICT
Ramzan Kadyrov denies sending troops to help pro-Russian insurgents establish independence from Kiev.
4. WHO ARE HIGHEST PAID EXECUTIVES IN THE NATION
Media company CEOs occupy six of the top 10 earning spots according to an Associated Press/Equilar study.
5. CLIPPERS OWNER AUTHORIZES WIFE TO SEEK BUYERS
Shelly Sterling is looking for binding offers a week ahead of an NBA meeting that could strip her husband’s ownership of the team.
6. WHY CHINA IS TONING DOWN ITS CRITICISM OF WASHINGTON
Beijing says its row with the U.S. over cyber spying should not deter their cooperation on trade, global crises and fighting terror.
7. EGYPTIANS GIVEN ANOTHER DAY TO VOTE
The country’s elections are extended in an apparent drive to raise turnout and avoid an embarrassingly meager show of support for front-runner el-Sissi.
8. HOW SCIENTISTS HOPE TO IMPROVE HURRICANE FORECASTING
Researchers plan to collect data from drones dispatched to the key spot where the roiling ocean meets the fury of storm winds.
9. AARON HERNANDEZ FACES DOUBLE MURDER CHARGES
The former Patriots tight end, already charged in a 2013 killing, will be arraigned for allegedly gunning down two men in 2012.
10. SHE IS JEOPARDY’S TOP WOMAN CHAMP, EARNING $372,700 IN 17 CONSECUTIVE WINS
Who is Chicago suburbanite Julia Collins?