10 Things To Know For Wednesday


UPDATED: Wednesday April 30, 2014 4:34 AM

1. BOTCHED EXECUTION IN OKLAHOMA
    
A condemned man succumbs of a heart attack after the delivery of a new drug combination fails to go as planned.
    
2. CLIPPERS' STERLING BANNED FROM NBA FOR LIFE
    
It's one the harshest penalties in the history of U.S. sports.
    
3. WHY STORMS AREN'T SUBSIDING IN THE US
    
The jet stream plunging from the Northwest is keeping a large, high-pressure system off the East Coast. And that's preventing the tornado-prone weather from moving east and weakening.
    
4. FEDEX EMPLOYEE WOUNDS SIX BEFORE KILLING HIMSELF
    
The gunman worked as a package handler at the Georgia facility. No motive for his rampage has been revealed.
    
5. COURT: KNOX DELIVERED FATAL BLOW HERSELF
    
The next step could be an appeal to another Italian court. If those judges confirm the American's conviction, a long extradition fight for Knox is expected.
    
6. JUSTICES WARY OF UNLIMITED CELLPHONE SEARCHES
    
The Supreme Court appears ready to reject the Obama administration's argument that police should be able to make such searches without first getting warrants.
    
7. WHERE 'LITTLE GREEN MEN' ARE STIRRING FEAR
    
Ukrainians are using the moniker to describe pro-Russian insurgents who dress in green fatigues and whose origins remain mysterious.
    
8. IRAQI PRIME MINISTER FACING ELECTORATE
    
After eight years in power, Nouri al-Maliki is enduring sharper criticism from all sides - but he's still seen as likely to keep his post.
    
9. WHAT INVESTORS WANT FROM TWITTER
    
Wall Street is watching to see if the still-youthful company can grow its user base and keep its existing users engaged.
    
10. HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY COME AWAY EMPTY-HANDED
    
A-list stars snubbed for Tony Award nominations include Denzel Washington, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Orlando Bloom.

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