10 Things to know for Tuesday, April 30

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

1. DEATH TOLL EXPECTED TO SOAR FOR BANGLADESH COLLAPSE
  One estimate said as many as 1,300 may be found dead in the rubble, as emergency workers dig toward the ground floor. BANGLADESH BUILDING COLLAPSE

2. POWERFUL EXPLOSION IN SYRIA
The blast in the capital of Damascus caused casualties a day after Syria’s prime minister escaped an assassination attempt. SYRIA

3. THE HIDDEN JOLT IN SNACK FOOD
Food makers have added caffeine to gum, potato chips and candy, prompting the FDA to investigate their safety. FDA-ADDED CAFFEINE

4. FBI SEARCHES HOME OF MARATHON SUSPECTS’ IN-LAWS
Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife, Katharine Russell, has been staying at the Rhode Island home, where officials were seen carrying away a bag labeled “DNA samples.” MARATHON BOMBING-WIFE

5. PASSING ON THE CROWN
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated the throne today after 33 years, making her son, Willem-Alexander, the country’s first king since 1890. NETHERLANDS-NEW KING

6. JASON COLLINS SUPPORTED BY PRESIDENT, ATHLETES AFTER COMING OUT
Kobe Bryant tweeted he was proud of the 12-year NBA veteran and Obama called Collins after he became the first active NBA athlete to say he was gay. JASON COLLINS COMES OUT

7. ABORTION DOCTOR’S MURDER TRIAL GOES TO JURY
Philadelphia prosecutors say Kermit Gosnell killed four babies because he didn’t know how to perform abortions; the defense says he helped poor women without access to medical care. ABORTION CLINIC DEATHS

8. COMPETING PORTRAITS OF JACKSON EMERGE
Lawyers for the pop star’s mother call him a loving son and father, while an attorney for concert giant AEG Live said “no one, nobody, knew his deepest darkest secrets.” JACKSON-AEG SUIT

9. JABS ABOUT EX-GOVERNOR’S INDISCRETIONS AT CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE
Elizabeth Colbert Busch reminded Mark Sanford that he once used South Carolina taxpayer funds to leave the country for personal reasons, referring to his extramarital affair. 1ST DISTRICT-SOUTH CAROLINA

10. WHO THE TOP CONTENDERS FOR TONY AWARDS ARE
The British musicals “Kinky Boots,” with Cyndi Lauper’s music, and the Roald Dahl adaptation “Matilda” are locks for best musical nominations today. TONY NOMINATIONS


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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