By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. DEATH TOLL EXPECTED TO SOAR IN BANGLADESH
One estimate said as many as 1,400 may be found dead in the collapsed building as emergency workers dig toward the ground floor.
2. POWERFUL EXPLOSION IN SYRIA
The blast in the capital of Damascus killed 13 people and wounded dozens a day after Syria’s prime minister escaped an assassination attempt.
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.
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.”
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.
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 the player became the first active NBA athlete to say he was gay.
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.
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.”
9. GAMBLING FROM THE COUCH IN VEGAS
The first legal, real-money poker website in the United States is expected to go online this morning.
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.
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