A searcher walks past the remains of a SUV in Louisville, Miss., early Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014 after a tornado hit the east Mississippi community Monday. Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi on Monday, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, 2nd left, wait for the start of a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 17, 2014, between representatives from the Ukraine, the European Union, Russia and the United States on the Ukrainian crisis. (AP photo/Alain Grosclaude, Pool)
North Korea's town Kaepoong is viewed from the unification observation post near the border village of Panmunjom, that separates the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. North Korea notified rival South Korea on Tuesday that it planned a live-fire drill near the countries' disputed western sea boundary, a possible indication of rising frustration in Pyongyang as it unsuccessfully pushes for outside aid.(AP Photo/Yonhap, Im Byung-shik)
FILE - In this March 30, 2014, file photo U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens to a question at a news conference in Paris. The Palestinians are not walking away from U.S.-led efforts to reach a peace deal with Israel, a top Palestinian official said Wednesday, April 2, 2014, a day after their renewed bid for international recognition of a "state of Palestine" threw Washington's already troubled Mideast mission into further disarray. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, File)
Shelton Stroman, left, sits with partner Christopher Inniss, in their home, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Snellville, Ga. A gay rights group on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta challenging the state of Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 16, 2014 file photo, a search dog walks on a tree as the search continues for the remaining missing victims of the massive deadly mudslide that hit the community of Oso, Wash. Combing through fallen trees, wrecked homes and other debris, officials spent nearly five weeks looking for bodies at the site of the March 22 Oso mudslide. On Monday, April 28, 2014, officials announced they would no longer be actively looking for bodies. The task now switches to clearing debris from the area. A total of 41 bodies have been recovered. Two people remain missing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
In this July 17, 2013, file photo, part of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant stands in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. A group wants to preserve a portion of the plant and house a museum there dedicated to aviation and the countless Rosies across the country. Save the Bomber Plant officials have until Thursday, May 1, to raise the remainder of the $8 million needed to save the plant from demolition. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver answers questions during a news conference before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014 file, director and actor George Clooney attends the premiere of "The Monuments Men" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Clooney, 52, Hollywood’s most determined bachelor famous for a litany of fleeting loves, has taken himself off the romantic market and proposed to 36-year-old attorney, Amal Alamuddin. A spokesman for the Oscar-winning actor and producer did not respond to requests for comment Monday, April 28, 2014. ( (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. MORE THAN TWO DOZEN DEAD IN SEVERE STORMS IN US
Tornadoes, flash floods, hail and thunderstorms rampage through the Midwest and South, leaving behind a wide swath of destruction and death.
2. OBAMA RATCHETS UP PRESSURE ON RUSSIA
Washington and the European Union impose new sanctions on Moscow over the escalation in Ukraine.
3. SEOUL SAYS NORTH KOREA CONDUCTED LIVE-FIRE DRILL
Pyongyang's military exercise could reflect its frustration at receiving little international aid.
4. KERRY DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM 'APARTHEID' COMMENT ON ISRAEL
The top American diplomat was criticized for saying the Jewish state could become an "apartheid state" if it doesn't reach peace with the Palestinians.
5. WHAT'S UNUSUAL ABOUT N.C. GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT
A coalition of clergy members challenge the law saying they would like to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, but the "unjust law" violates their right to religious freedom.
6. WITH TWO STILL MISSING, WASHINGTON SEARCH ENDS
After crews spend five weeks sifting through mud and debris, recovering 41 of 43 missing in the mudslide, officials call off the search. It could resume if new areas become more accessible.
7. POSITIVELY RIVETING
A group trying to save part of the Michigan factory made famous by Rosie the Riveter needs a million dollars this week to save the former bomber-building plant from demolition.
8. NBA ANNOUNCEMENT ON CLIPPERS INVESTIGATION IMMINENT
Commissioner Adam Silver will reveal whether any disciplinary action will be taken against Donald Sterling for purportedly making racist comments.
9. WHY DOUBTS ARE RAISED ABOUT CONDEMNED INMATES
About one in 25 people imprisoned under a death sentence is likely innocent, according to a new study. DEATH PENALTY-INNOCENT
10. WHICH ACTOR HAS TAKEN HIMSELF OFF THE ROMANTIC MARKET
George Clooney is engaged to Amal Alamuddin, a 36-year-old international law attorney.