10 Things to know for Friday, April 25

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

1. OBAMA FINDS HIMSELF IN FAMILIAR ROLE
  He’ll again be the consoler-in-chief while visiting South Korea, a nation in mourning for the ferry sinking victims. OBAMA

2. NUMBER OF U.S. MILITARY SUICIDES IS DOWN
But at the same time, there’s an increase in Army National Guard and Reserve members who take their own lives. MILITARY SUICIDES

3. REPORT DESCRIBES AID TO NORTH KOREA DRYING UP
International donors are sending their money to countries with less political baggage, and many rural children are poorly nourished. NKOREA-DONOR FATIGUE

4. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL PLAYERS VOTING ON UNION
The results of the vote will be sealed during appeals — and that process could take weeks, months or even years. COLLEGE ATHLETES-UNION

5. WHO’S SPEAKING AT NRA’S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Several potential Republican presidential candidates are on tap, at a time when the gun lobby may be stronger than ever. NRA CONVENTION-POLITICIANS

6. NEVADA RANCHER LOSES SOME SUPPORTERS
Republican politicians who had rallied around Cliven Bundy for standing up to the feds are now backing away after his comments about blacks and slavery. RANGE SHOWDOWN-RACIST COMMENTS

7. HOW PEOPLE REMEMBER CHICAGO DOCTOR SLAIN IN KABUL
Relatives say Dr. Jerry Umanos — one of three Americans shot to death at a hospital — loved Afghanistan and was dedicated to helping needy kids everywhere. AFGHANISTAN-VICTIMS

8. WHERE FATAL SHOOTINGS BY POLICE ARE UNDER SCRUTINY
After an unprecedented investigation, 27 officers across Jamaica are facing murder charges. JAMAICA-POLICE KILLINGS

9. U.S. HEALTH WATCHDOGS APPROVE ALTERNATIVE TO PAP SMEAR
The decision means drugmaker Roche can now market the genetic test as an option for cervical cancer screening. PAP SMEAR-DNA TEST

10. PHELPS LAUNCHES COMEBACK, PLACES 2ND IN 100-METER BUTTERFLY
Up next for the 18-time Olympic gold medalist, who specializes in middle and longer distances, is the 50-meter freestyle — a sprinting event. PHELPS COMEBACK


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