National & World News
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. PORTRAITS OF TEXAS GUNMEN EMERGE
One of the suspects had been on the FBI radar for years for possible terror ties - but authorities say they had no indication he was plotting an attack.
2. KERRY VISITS SOMALIA
The secretary of state makes an unannounced trip to the African country in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants.
3. WHY REFORMING BALTIMORE POLICE WILL BE HARD
Critics wonder whether city leaders can implement the change the city needs without the direct oversight that comes with a full-fledged civil rights investigation.
4. TSARNAEV DROPS IMPASSIVE DEMEANOR
The Boston Marathon bomber cries as his sobbing aunt briefly takes the stand in his federal death penalty trial.
5. OBAMA PICKS MARINE TO CHAIR JOINT CHIEFS
Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. gained attention in 2013 when he was chosen to take over the job as top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan.
6. WHO IS POISED TO LAUNCH 2ND WHITE HOUSE BID
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee returns to his hometown of Hope, Arkansas to make official what the local newspaper calls "the worst kept secret" in the state.
7. SUBSTANCE OR STYLE
Labour leader Ed Miliband is nerdy, awkward and shy, but those traits may not stop him from becoming Britain's next prime minister.
8. AFGHAN POPPY FARMERS LAUD NEW SEEDS
The variety is said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin, makes the plants grow faster and gives up to twice as much opium.
9. RIHANNA SHUTS DOWN MET GALA CARPET
The singer swoops in wearing a fur-trimmed yellow cape with floral swirls of gold and a train so long it requires three wranglers.
10. WHAT CAN TAINT CHEMISTRY CRITICAL FOR BASEBALL SUCCESS
Many players download video clips of past games to an iPad to study their swings or deliveries, but team building can be hindered by the staring at screens instead of discussions in the clubhouse.