April 27, 2015

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Why death toll is expected to rise in Nepal The condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers are still struggling to reach two days after the earthquake could raise the casualty count of 3,700. 2. How Read More…

Aid needs acute as Nepal quake death toll climbs

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal’s earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families’ needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only Read More…

Starbucks breakdown highlights evolution of registers

NEW YORK — A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations. Registers that once merely rang up tabs and stored cash have evolved into hubs that can collect enormous volumes of data and carry out many tasks. Read More…

Daytime Emmys makes TV return with racy opening

LOS ANGELES — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres. “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” were the top winners Sunday with three trophies each, while the latter shared the Read More…

Thousands expected today for Freddie Gray’s funeral in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police. Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. today for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died April 19 after an encounter days earlier with police left him with Read More…

Clinton Foundation admits mistakes in revealing donors

WASHINGTON — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are “stronger than ever.” Maura Pally posted the statement Sunday on the foundation’s website amid swirling questions Read More…

Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns

LAS VEGAS — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada’s toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun. Prison officials acknowledged the death in November with only a short statement, Read More…

Defense team calling witnesses in effort to spare Boston Marathon bomber’s life

BOSTON — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life is on the line as his lawyers return to federal court to make their case that he should be spared the death penalty. Tsarnaev’s defense team is set to begin presenting witnesses Monday in the penalty phase of his trial — the stage that will determine whether Read More…

Senators backing Iran bill trying to hold off amendments

WASHINGTON — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. “Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham Read More…

Trial for Colorado theater shooter to start; insanity defense viewed as long shot

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The key to the death penalty trial of a man who methodically shot at moviegoers at a Batman movie premiere will be what was going on inside his mind as he threw smoke canisters and then marched up and down the aisles, firing at anyone who tried to flee. James Holmes acknowledges Read More…