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April 30, 2014

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. BOTCHED EXECUTION PROLONGS INMATE'S DEATH

Whether it was the wrong dose of three medications used in lethal injection or vein failure, it left Clayton Lockett writhing, clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head from the gurney.

2. PICKING UP THE PIECES AFTER SEVERE STORMS IN MIDWEST, SOUTH

A least 35 people are dead following a two-day outbreak of twisters and violent weather that pulverized homes from the Midwest to the Deep South, including a day care worker found clutching a child, who was alive.

3. HOW THE NBA IS PUNISHING STERLING FOR RACIST COMMENTS

Aside from a ban for life and a $2.5 million fine, Commissioner Adam Silver will try to convince other team owners to force Sterling to sell the Clippers.

4. STEADY RISE IN VIOLENCE LOOMS OVER IRAQ ELECTION

Iraqis vote today in first national election since the U.S. withdrawal as their country slides deeper into sectarian strife.

5. WHY WOMEN ARE AN ELECTORAL COMMODITY RIGHT NOW

A 2014 midterm scramble has Democrats and Republicans trying to secure support from moderate female voters who could decide a series of competitive races.

6. AUSTRALIA DISMISSES REPORT ON JETLINER WRECKAGE

The agency leading the search for MH370 says claim by Australian company about finding the remains of a plane in the Bay of Bengal is unrelated to the missing Malaysia jet.

7. KERRY HEADS TO AFRICA WITH EYE ON SOUTH SUDAN

The secretary of state will urge African powers to pressure the world's youngest country to end its violent civil conflict.

8. PERRY TAKES CREDIT FOR JOB CREATION

Touting his state as America's best place to do business, the Texas governor rebounds from his gaffe-marred 2012 bid by bringing home none other than the world's largest automaker.

9. WHAT'S MAKING JUSTICES WARY

The Supreme Court appears ready to reject the administration's argument that police should be able to make unlimited cellphone searches without first getting warrants.

10. COURT: KNOX DELIVERED FATAL BLOW HERSELF

The next step could be an appeal to another Italian court. If those judges confirm the American's conviction, a long extradition fight for Knox is expected.

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  • Veterans Health Care-3 [Duplicate] Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Vetera

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  • CORRECTION Oklahoma Bombing Video [Duplicate] FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were invol

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  • Fugitive Arrest Shootout-9 [Duplicate] Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt NEW YORK (AP) — A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustlin

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  • Film Review Guardians of the Galaxy-6 [Duplicate] Review: 'Guardians' is irreverent but not enough At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor. The Marvel universe, of course, isn't entirely lacking comedy, as we've seen in "Ir

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • TV-Sharknado 2-6 [Duplicate] 'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs NEW YORK (AP) — Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready. You might as well batten down the hatch

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice CHICAGO (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. The dispute involves new guidelines f

    July 28, 2014

  • Family Slain Maine [Duplicate] Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine SACO, Maine (AP) — The state medical examiner plans to conduct autopsies on the bodies of five family members found shot to death in an apartment in southern Maine. Three children ages 4, 7 and 12 were among the victims discovered Sunday afternoon wh

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obama Exporting Pollution [Duplicate] Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power pl

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • FedEx Indicted [Duplicate] FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions. The company says it would hav

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