Daily Updates

May 1, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. THOUSANDS RALLY FOR LABOR REFORMS

The workers paraded through Dhaka, Bangladesh, to demand safety at work after a garment factory building collapse that has killed over 400 people.

2. WHO WAS WATCHING THE ELDER BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT

Russia put Tamerlan Tsarnaev under surveillance during his six-month visit to Dagestan.

3. AGE FOR BUYERS OF MORNING-AFTER PILL LOWERED

The FDA says 15-year-olds can buy an over-the-counter brand, as long as cashiers check for proof of age.

4. OBAMA WEIGHS OPTIONS IN SYRIA

He says supplying weapons and ammunition to Syrian rebels is on the table — but not unilateral action.

5. WHAT THE FEDS FOUND IN SUSPICIOUS LETTERS SUSPECT’S TRASH

An affidavit says authorities found a dust mask and other items that tested positive for ricin.

6. VETERAN DEMOCRAT, EX-NAVY SEAL LINED UP FOR MASACHUSETTS SENATE RACE

U.S. Rep. Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez won their party’s primaries to fill the seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry.

7. NEWTOWN DAUGHTER CONFRONTS NH SENATOR ON GUN CONTROL

The daughter of the principal slain in the Connecticut massacre asked Republican Kelly Ayotte why she helped defeat a bill that would have required more stringent checks.

8. VENEZUELA LAWMAKERS THROW PUNCHES

Pro-government legislators got into a brawl that left at least one opposition member badly bleeding in an argument about a postelection ban that stripped opposition of their powers.

9. THE PRICE OF WOUNDED KNEE

$4.9 million, says a South Dakota man who has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe until today to pay for a 40-acre parcel of the historic site of an 1890 Native American battle.

10. COLLINS CAME OUT, NOW HE NEEDS A JOB

Washington Wizard Jason Collins becomes a free agent on July 1, and experts call it a test of the effects of the NBA star revealing he’s gay.

 

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