10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Apr 02, 2015 8:32 AM
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. UNIVERSITY IN KENYA ATTACKED

Al-Shabab gunmen attack a college in the northeast, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses say.

2. PROGRESS SEEN IN NUCLEAR TALKS

Iran says "significant progress" has been made in negotiations meant to reach a preliminary pact on the curbs Tehran must accept on atomic activities.

3. RUSSIAN RIG SINKS OFF KAMCHATKA PENINSULA

A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 goes down in the Sea of Okhotsk, and at least 54 crew members were killed and 63 rescued.

4. NEW JERSEY SENATOR DEFIANT AFTER ACCUSATIONS

Democrat Bob Menendez declares he's "not going anywhere" after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a friend in exchange for political favors.

5. HOW AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS LAW

An AP poll suggests sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to those who refuse to provide services for wedding-related businesses.

6. CELLPHONES RECOVERED AMID FLIGHT 9525 DEBRIS

But the devices have not yet produced any clues about what happened aboard a Germanwings jetliner deliberately crashed in the French Alps.

7. WHAT IS MOST SIGNIFICANT U.S. BUSINESS EXPANSION IN CUBA

The popular online home-sharing service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging on the island.

8. HOW DIGITAL AGE HAS CHANGED SCHOOL THREATS

Anonymous threats against schools, spread by smartphones and social media, are forcing more school evacuations and responses by police.

9. A DECISION THAT HAS GONE BATTY

Plans for Ohio University to replace the bat-infested college president's home with a million-dollar house rankles students and faculty.

10. JONI MITCHELL FANS SENDING GOOD VIBES

Emma Watson, Paul Stanley and Kevin Bacon are among the celebrity well-wishers for the stricken folk song icon