Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. BOMB SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY TARGETED TIMES SQUARE: NYC's mayor and its top cop say the Boston suspects' plan to visit the Big Apple wasn't just "to party" after all.
2. MILLIONS POUR IN TO HELP BOSTON VICTIMS: People who lost limbs will face some of the biggest medical expenses — artificial legs can cost more than $50,000 each.
3. HOW A COLLAPSED BANGLADESH BUILDING WILL IMPACT THE GARMENT INDUSTRY: With at least 290 dead, there's a renewed look at the conditions at the country's clothing manufacturers.
4. 38 DEAD IN RUSSIA AFTER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL BLAZE: A nurse and two patients are believed to be the only survivors.
5. FIERY AFGHAN BUS CRASH KILLS 30 IN AFGHANISTAN: The bus collided with a truck left burning by the Taliban and could not stop.
6. WHAT PROPELLED GAY MARRIAGE TO VICTORY IN RHODE ISLAND: The savvy political campaign — including bare-knuckle tactics — could serve as a model for similar efforts in other states.
7. HISTORIC DROUGHT IS HISTORY: Spring rains soaking the central U.S. have washed away the worst dry spell in decades.
8. WHY THE TOP WINNER WASN'T THE FOCUS AT BILLBOARD LATIN AWARDS: While Reggaeton star Don Omar took home 10 prizes, homage to the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera captured everyone's attention.
9. WHO'S NO. 1: The Kansas City Chiefs take offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan as the top pick in the NFL draft.
10. NO MORE WOODER IN PHILUFFYA? : A linguistics professor says the Philadelphia dialect is evolving into a more northern accent
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. LAWMAKERS PASS BILL TO PROTECT CHARITIES: The money might be tainted, but Florida lawmakers don't think charities should have to give back donations from people later revealed to be scam artists. Legislation aimed at shielding charities from coughing up such money they took in good faith won final passage on a 35-2 Senate vote Thursday. The bill, which previously cleared the House on a 114-0 vote, now goes to Gov. Rick Scott.
2. FLORIDA WOMEN GET LONG SENTENCES FOR ID THEFT, FRAUD: Two South Florida women have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for identity theft and tax fraud involving some 2,000 false income tax returns. A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale sentenced 36-year-old Alci Bonannee on Thursday to more than 26 years behind bars. The judge sentenced 40-year-old Sonyini Clay to 10 years in prison.
3. FLORIDA AG SUES OVER PRICE-FIXING ALLEGATIONS: Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a lawsuit against an optical disc drive maker over price-fixing allegations. A complaint was filed Thursday. It alleges that Hitachi-LG Data Storage and a subsidiary tried to rig bids for optical disc drives sold to Dell and Hewlett-Packard.
4. BICYCLIST KILLED BY PATROL CAR IN CENTRAL FLORIDA: A Melbourne police officer is on administrative leave following a fatal crash with a bicyclist. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 33-year-old Steve Linthicum was responding to a call Wednesday night when he hit a man in his 50s. The bicyclist was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
5. STUDY SAYS PORT CANAVERAL GENERATES $2 BILLION: A new study says Port Canaveral generated $2 billion in economic impact for the Space Coast community last year. The study results made public Thursday shows that the port generates 17,000 jobs, and its businesses produce annual tax revenue of $74.3 million.
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