10 Things to Know for Friday
The Associated Press
May. 01, 2015
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. HOW US IS RESPONDING TO SHIP SEIZURE
Navy ships will begin accompanying American commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, where Iran detained a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship this week.
2. BALTIMORE POLICE STILL MOSTLY MUM ON FREDDIE GRAY DEATH
Legal experts and the Gray family lawyers say secrecy is appropriate at this point in the probe, when it's still possible that some witnesses haven't been questioned, or even found.
3. NEPALESE TEEN RESCUED AFTER BEING BURIED ALIVE BY QUAKE
Pempa Tamang, 15, was trapped for five days in a hole at the bottom of what was once a seven-story building in Kathmandu. Then, "all of a sudden, I saw light," he says.
4. STAR QBS TAKEN WITH FIRST TWO PICKS IN NFL DRAFT
Florida State's Jameis Winston goes No. 1 to Tampa Bay while Tennessee grabs Oregon's Marcus Mariota with the second overall selection.
5. OBAMA CHOOSES UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO TO HOST PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
The University of Hawaii and Columbia University were the other two schools on the short list.
6. GOVERNMENT RELEASES FIRST-TIME DATA ON DRUG SPENDING
The figures show that Medicare's top expenditure for a prescription drug in 2013 was $2.5 billion for AstraZeneca's heartburn medicine Nexium.
7. WHY JEB BUSH FLEW TO PUERTO RICO
As his young political operation takes shape, he's strengthening ties with Hispanic voters who will be important in the head-to-head contest for the presidency in 2016.
8. AUTOMAKER TESLA EXPANDING INTO HOME BATTERY MARKET
The company's announcement is part of an elaborate plan to reshape the electric grid with a combination of rooftop solar panels and home batteries.
9. WHICH SPACECRAFT HAS ENDED FOUR-YEAR MISSION
NASA's Messenger — the only craft ever to orbit Mercury — plunges from orbit as planned and slams into the sun's closest planet.
10. RED-HOT MUSICAL COMMANDING TOP DOLLAR AT BOX OFFICE
As the rap- and hip-hop infused "Hamilton" ends its off-Broadway run, some theatergoers have been paying well over 10 times the usual $120 ticket price.