1. SAN DIEGO WILDFIRES
Cooling down: Things could be better today in Southern California. The temperatures will be cooler and the winds not as fierce, but still the conditions are dangerous. About 10,000 acres have been gobbled up by the flames. As many as nine wildfires have been burning at one time. Arson is a popular theory, but authorities don’t have any evidence of it. Still two teens have been arrested in connection with small brushfires in Escondido. They’re not linked to the bigger ones.
2. DONALD STERLING
Not without a fight: Did you think Donald Sterling would quietly ride off into the sunset after the NBA banned him for life and fined him $2.5 million for making racist comments.Guess again. Multiple reports say the Clippers owner rejected both in a letter to the league. Anything else? Yes, Sterling is threatening to sue unless the NBA drops the punishment.
3. SUDAN CHRISTIAN WOMAN
Uncertain future: The handicapped husband of woman sentenced to death for being a Christian says he’s frustrated and uncertain of what to do next. This week, a court in Sudan convicted Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, of apostasy, or the renunciation of faith. Ibrahim is Christian, but the court considers her to be Muslim because her father was. Her legal team plans an appeal of the verdict, which has been widely condemned by human rights organizations. In the meantime, Ibrahim, who is eight months’ pregnant, remains in prison with her 20-month-old son.
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Five Things To Know For Your New Day – Friday, May 16, 2014 was originally published on praisecleveland.com