5 things you need to know on Monday

Veterans Day

Richard Overton is not just any veteran. At 107, he's believed to be the oldest known American veteran of World War II. Today, nearly 70 years after he returned from the Pacific, he'll meet President Obama at the White House for breakfast before accompanying the president to Arlington National Cemetery for a Veterans Day ceremony. If you're a vet, don't forget that today's a day to rake in free stuff. From the moment you wake up until you hit the hay, Veterans Day is Freebie Day. Most places offering deals require proof of military service.

Vietnam on alert as weakened Haiyan makes landfall

Vietnam's central coast appeared to have been spared the brunt of Typhoon Haiyan's deadly force as the storm's trajectory shifted north. Haiyan made landfall in Vietnam early Monday, the Hong Kong meteorological observatory reported. It had maximum sustained winds near its center of 74 mph, the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane. The storm has weakened since cutting a devastating path through the Philippines, where thousands are believed dead.

International students flock to U.S. colleges

More than 800,000 international students, nearly half of them from China, India and South Korea, were enrolled in a U.S. college or university last year, a 7.2% increaseover the previous year.

Gun violence in PG-13 films tops level in R-rated movies

Gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled since 1985, and now exceeds the level found in R-rated movies, a new analysis finds. Since 2009, the level of gun violence in PG-13 films has been as high as or higher than in R-rated films and has exceeded that level since 2012, the analysis shows.

Miley Cyrus smokes a joint on stage at MTV EMAs

Singer Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage and twerked during the MTV Europe Music Awards. The 20-year-old singer won the best video award for her hit song "Wrecking Ball."

Contributing: Associated Press


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