10 Things To Know For Tuesday, April 29


UPDATED: Tuesday April 29, 2014 5:24 AM

1. STORM PUSHES INTO SOUTHERN US
    
A tornado causes extensive damage in Tupelo, Miss., a day after the powerful system triggered deadly twisters in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
    
2. WHO'S PROMISING RUSSIA WON'T INVADE UKRAINE
    
Putin's defense chief has given that assurance to U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel, the Pentagon says.
    
3. OBAMA STRIKES BACK AT FOREIGN POLICY CRITICS
    
He won't make decisions, he declares, just because "somebody sitting in an office in Washington or New York thinks it would look strong."
    
4. ASSAD SAYS HE'LL RUN FOR RE-ELECTION
    
The announcement ends any hope that the Syrian president might relinquish power or seek a political solution to his country's civil war.
    
5. WHAT'S WORRYING ECONOMISTS
    
They believe a surge in lending by Chinese banks has created a bubble that threatens global growth, according to an AP survey.
    
6. TOYOTA MOVING ITS US HEADQUARTERS TO TEXAS
    
In departing California, the world's largest automaker is also taking about 3,000 jobs to the outskirts of Dallas.
    
7. DOUBTS RAISED ABOUT CONDEMNED INMATES
    
About one in 25 people imprisoned under a death sentence is likely innocent, according to a new study.
    
8. FEW CLEAR FAVORITES FOR TONYS
    
Even the top prize - for best musical - has no obvious front-runner this year.
    
9. WHICH ACTOR HAS TAKEN HIMSELF OFF THE ROMANTIC MARKET
    
George Clooney is engaged to Amal Alamuddin, a 36-year-old international law attorney.
    
10. WHY DONALD STERLING WON'T BE FORCED TO SELL THE CLIPPERS
    
The NBA could try to get the owner out, but that would almost certainly bring a lawsuit from Sterling and a long, expensive legal fight.

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