10 Things to know for Tuesday, April 29

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

1. MORE THAN TWO DOZEN DEAD IN SEVERE STORMS IN US
  Tornadoes, flash floods, hail and thunderstorms rampage through the Midwest and South, leaving behind a wide swath of destruction and death. SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH

2. OBAMA RATCHETS UP PRESSURE ON RUSSIA
Washington and the European Union impose new sanctions on Moscow over the escalation in Ukraine. UKRAINE

3.  SEOUL SAYS NORTH KOREA CONDUCTED LIVE-FIRE DRILL
Pyongyang’s military exercise could reflect its frustration at receiving little international aid. KOREAS-TENSIONS

4. KERRY DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM ‘APARTHEID’ COMMENT ON ISRAEL
The top American diplomat was criticized for saying the Jewish state could become an “apartheid state” if it doesn’t reach peace with the Palestinians. KERRY-ISRAEL

5. WHAT’S UNUSUAL ABOUT N.C. GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT
A coalition of clergy members challenge the law saying they would like to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, but the “unjust law” violates their right to religious freedom. GAY MARRIAGE

6. WITH TWO STILL MISSING, WASHINGTON SEARCH ENDS
After crews spend five weeks sifting through mud and debris, recovering 41 of 43 missing in the mudslide, officials call off the search. It could resume if new areas become more accessible. WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE-SEARCH ENDS

7. POSITIVELY RIVETING
A group trying to save part of the Michigan factory made famous by Rosie the Riveter needs a million dollars this week to save the former bomber-building plant from demolition. ROSIE’S LAST STAND

8. NBA ANNOUNCEMENT ON CLIPPERS INVESTIGATION IMMINENT
Commissioner Adam Silver will reveal whether any disciplinary action will be taken against Donald Sterling for purportedly making racist comments. CLIPPERS-STERLING

9. WHY DOUBTS ARE RAISED ABOUT CONDEMNED INMATES
About one in 25 people imprisoned under a death sentence is likely innocent, according to a new study. DEATH PENALTY-INNOCENT

10. WHICH ACTOR HAS TAKEN HIMSELF OFF THE ROMANTIC MARKET
George Clooney is engaged to Amal Alamuddin, a 36-year-old international law attorney. GEORGE CLOONEY-ENGAGEMENT


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