10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. RIOTS IN BALTIMORE RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT POLICE RESPONSE

After Monday night's violence, National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes.

2. TWO HUNDRED FIFTY PEOPLE ARE MISSING AFTER MUDSLIDE IN NEPAL VILLAGE

The isolated town is not far from the epicenter of Saturday's powerful earthquake.

3. SUPREME COURT TAKING UP GAY MARRIAGE

All eyes will be on the justices for any signals that they are prepared to rule that the Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states in the union.

4. CONFLICTED PORTRAIT OF COLORADO THEATER GUNMAN

Defense lawyers portray James Holmes as a smiling child who enjoyed surfing with his family but who also sensed something was wrong with his mind.

5. TSARNAEV'S LAWYER URGES JURY TO SPARE HIS LIFE

The Boston Marathon bomber's defense contrasts him with his older brother, who was "consumed by jihad" and determined to drag Dzhokhar down his path to terrorism.

6. WHERE IRAQ FACES CHALLENGES DISLODGING ISLAMIC STATE GROUP

Retaking Anbar, a Sunni-dominated desert province captured by Islamic militants last year, is a tall order for a much-diminished Iraqi army as the battles for Tikrit and Ramadi have shown.

7. WHOSE HARD-WON FRIENDSHIP IS PUT TO TEST

Bitter foes decades ago, the U.S. and Vietnam become "frenemies" with a shot at becoming strategic partners.

8. UKRAINE'S REBELS METE OUT ROUGH JUSTICE

In the maelstrom of conflict, summary justice becomes commonplace in rebel-controlled areas, and it targets civilians and combatants alike.

9. BRITISH ROYALTY SHOWS APPRECIATION FOR THOSE FOLLOWING KATE

Buckingham Palace sent luxury pastries to those who have been camping outside the hospital and awaiting the birth of the royal baby.

10. WHICH PLAYS GOT THE MOST TONY NOMINATIONS

The musicals "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received 12, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.