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10 for today: Monday, May 5

10 for today: Monday, May 5

CIRCUS ACCIDENT:Rosa Viveiros, right, from Seekonk, Mass., along with her niece Lily Lannon, 9, left, describe the accident that happened during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Providence, R.I. A platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the 11 a.m. performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. At least nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered minor injuries. Photo: Associated Press/Stew Milne

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

1. HOW THE SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 370 WILL PROCEED

Investigators will re-analyze all the data gathered so far to make sure search crews have been looking in the right place — a remote area of the Indian Ocean off western Australia. M

2. TOUGH TASK FACES PISTORIUS DEFENSE TEAMS

The double-amputee Olympian’s lawyers need to recover from his shaky testimony as the murder trial resumes after a two-week hiatus.

3. TWO SHIPS SINK OFF GREEK SHORE

The boats, which were carrying migrants, sank off the island of Samos near the Turkish coast. At least two people drowned and about 30 are missing of the 65 who survivors say were on board.

4. ‘IT JUST WENT CRASHING DOWN’

That’s how audience member Sydney Bragg described a circus accident that sent eight acrobats plummeting to the ground during a “human chandelier” performance at a Rhode Island arena.

5. IN SCHOOLS, HEALTHIER TRASH CANS

Nutrition directors seek changes to government rules they say have been expensive and difficult to put in place, with a lot of meals going in the garbage.

6. WHO’S RELEASED AFTER QUESTIONING IN IRA KILLING

Police interrogated Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams for five days about whether he was involved in the 1972 killing of a Belfast mother of 10.

7. IN WAKE OF FERRY DISASTER, SOUTH KOREA SEEKS REFORMS

Investigators probe cozy links between the shipping industry and its regulators, while Seoul promises new monitoring regulations after the accident that left 300 dead or missing.

8. WHAT SENDS ALMOST 2,000 TOTS TO THE ER EACH YEAR

Safety gates, meant to keep babies and toddlers from going where they shouldn’t go, can lead to injuries. The number has tripled over the last 20 years.

9. FORMER BRITISH TOP TENNIS PLAYER DIES OF CANCER AT 30

Elena Baltacha, who represented Britain in the 2012 Olympics, was diagnosed with the disease in January — two months after retiring from the game.

10. NETS, SPURS ADVANCE IN NBA PLAYOFFS

Brooklyn defeated the Raptors 104-103, while San Antonio beat the Mavericks 119-96 to move on to the second round.

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