10 Things to know for Monday, April 29

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

1. GIVING UP HOPE FOR MORE BANGLADESH SURVIVORS
  Hydraulic cranes and heavy equipment were brought in to recover bodies from the collapse that has killed at least 380 people. BANGLADESH-BUILDING COLLAPSE

2. BOSTON SUSPECTS’ MOTHER SAYS SHE’S NO TERRORIST
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva tells the AP she found a deeper spirituality, calling charges about her sons and her “lies and hypocrisy.” BOSTON MARATHON-SUSPECTS’ MOTHER

3. SYRIAN PREMIER ESCAPES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT
State-run TV says Prime Minister Wae al-Halqi was unhurt when a bomb went off near his convoy in Damascus. SYRIA

4. DETAILS OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S FINAL DAYS TO EMERGE
Opening statements begin today in the trial of the concert promoter accused of ignoring circumstances that led to the superstar’s 2009 death. JACKSON-AEG SUIT

5. A FIRST FOR BLACK VOTER TURNOUT
Census data shows they voted at a higher rate than other minority groups and surpassed white turnout in a polarizing presidential election. THE TIPPING POINT-MINORITY VOTERS

6. HEARING FOR MISS. MAN IN RICIN CASE
James Everett Dutschke, arrested after charges of sending poisonous letters to the White House were dropped against a rival, was to appear in federal court. SUSPICIOUS LETTERS

7. WHO’S BEING TAPPED FOR TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY
  Obama plans to nominate Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx today. OBAMA-FOXX

8. WHY EDUCATORS WORRY ABOUT PRESCHOOL
A report out today says states are spending less per child for pre-k programs than they have in a decade. UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL

9. WHERE THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE IS
New York’s One World Trade Center will top out at 1,776 feet today when the last pieces of its spire are installed. WORLD TRADE CENTER SPIRE

10. WEDDING BELLS FOR MICHAEL JORDAN
The NBA great had fireworks and performances by Usher at his Florida wedding to ex-model Yvette Prieto. JORDAN-WEDDING


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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