May 12, 2015 06:51 AM
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1. ANOTHER MAJOR QUAKE STRIKES NEPAL

It hits with a magnitude of 7.3 in an isolated area between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest, killing at least four people less than three weeks after the country was ravaged by another deadly quake.


2. WHO IS IN RUSSIA FOR TALKS WITH PUTIN

Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with the Russian president as relations between Washington and Moscow plummet to post-Cold War lows.


3. U.S. OK'D MOST BILL CLINTON SPEECH REQUESTS WITHIN DAYS

When Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state, her husband won hasty approval from her department to make lucrative speeches around the world.


4. SAUDI ARABIA MOSTLY UNTOUCHED BY SCARS OF WAR

If not for the huge propaganda posters, it would be easy to forget that the kingdom is leading an offensive against Yemen.


5. U.S. COUPLE DIED TRYING TO SHIELD DAUGHTER FROM TWISTER

The Mooneyhans are among five people killed after a line of tornadoes battered several communities in Texas and Arkansas.


6. HOW AMERICANS VIEW IRAN DEAL

Many like the idea of the preliminary agreement with Tehran, but very few believe that the Iranian leaders will follow through with the accord, a new poll suggests.


7. IRAQ SAYS ISLAMIC MILITANTS DEMOLISH RUINS TO COVER UP LOOTING OPERATIONS

The large pieces are destroyed with sledgehammers for the benefit of the cameras, while the more portable items are smuggled to dealers in Turkey.


8. WHAT UKRAINE TRIES TO DITCH

Ukrainian leaders are eager to be seen as reinventing the nation and see erasing reminders of the communist past as an important step toward that goal.


9. ONLY 3 OF 7 MIDSIZE SUVS PERFORM WELL IN CRASH TESTS

The Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler four-door get the highest, or "good," rating in the latest round of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing.


10. MLB PUMPS UP BALL SECURITY AFTER TOM BRADY FLAP

Starting this year, a representative watches the baseballs while a clubhouse assistant carries them from the umpires' room to the field.