10 Things to Know for Friday, April 25, 2014

10 Things to Know for Friday, April 25, 2014

9:04am Apr 25, 2014
WFDD/Steve Biddle

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

1. OBAMA FINDS HIMSELF IN FAMILIAR ROLE  He'll again be the consoler-in-chief while visiting South Korea, a nation in mourning for the ferry sinking victims.   OBAMA

2. NUMBER OF U.S. MILITARY SUICIDES IS DOWN  But at the same time, there's an increase in Army National Guard and Reserve members who take their own lives.   MILITARY SUICIDES

3. REPORT DESCRIBES AID TO NORTH KOREA DRYING UP  International donors are sending their money to countries with less political baggage, and many rural children are poorly nourished.   NKOREA-DONOR FATIGUE

4. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL PLAYERS VOTING ON UNION  The results of the vote will be sealed during appeals — and that process could take weeks, months or even years.  COLLEGE ATHLETES-UNION


Several potential Republican presidential candidates are on tap, at a time when the gun lobby may be stronger than ever. NRA CONVENTION-POLITICIANS

6. NEVADA RANCHER LOSES SOME SUPPORTERS  Republican politicians who had rallied around Cliven Bundy for standing up to the feds are now backing away after his comments about blacks and slavery.  RANGE SHOWDOWN-RACIST COMMENTS

7. HOW PEOPLE REMEMBER CHICAGO DOCTOR SLAIN IN KABUL  Relatives say Dr. Jerry Umanos — one of three Americans shot to death at a hospital — loved Afghanistan and was dedicated to helping needy kids everywhere.   AFGHANISTAN-VICTIMS

8. WHERE FATAL SHOOTINGS BY POLICE ARE UNDER SCRUTINY  After an unprecedented investigation, 27 officers across Jamaica are facing murder charges.  JAMAICA-POLICE KILLINGS

9. U.S. HEALTH WATCHDOGS APPROVE ALTERNATIVE TO PAP SMEAR  The decision means drugmaker Roche can now market the genetic test as an option for cervical cancer screening.   PAP SMEAR-DNA TEST

10. PHELPS LAUNCHES COMEBACK, PLACES 2ND IN 100-METER BUTTERFLY  Up next for the 18-time Olympic gold medalist, who specializes in middle and longer distances, is the 50-meter freestyle — a sprinting event.   PHELPS COMEBACK

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