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10 Things to Know for Today

April 29th, 2013 7:18 am by Associated Press

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.


2. BOSTON SUSPECTS' MOTHER SAYS SHE'S NO TERRORIST


Zubeidat Tsarnaeva tells the AP she found a deeper spirituality, calling charges against her sons "lies and hypocrisy."


3. SYRIAN PREMIER ESCAPES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT


State-run TV says Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi was unhurt when a bomb went off near his convoy in an upscale part of Damascus.


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.


5. 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.


6. 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.


7. WHO'S BEING TAPPED FOR TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY


Obama plans to nominate Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in the Democratic party.


8. PARISHIONERS STABBED IN CHURCH


Police say a man vaulted over pews and targeted the singers at the Albuquerque Sunday service, stabbing at least four people.


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.


10. WEDDING BELLS FOR MICHAEL JORDAN


The NBA great had fireworks and performances by Usher at his Florida wedding to ex-model Yvette Prieto.

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