Things you should know today: 4/30/18


    Missile strikes in Syria kill over a dozen, mostly Iranians

    In this Sunday, April 29, 2018 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. left. is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of a press conference at the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv. Israel’s prime minister has scheduled a special prime-time statement to reveal what his office said would be a “meaningful development” in the Iranian nuclear program. The surprise announcement came as Netanyahu canceled a scheduled speech at the parliament and instead called an emergency meeting of his Security Cabinet at Israeli military headquarters in Tel Aviv.(Thomas Coex, AFP via AP, File)

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 26 pro-government fighters in Hama were killed, most of whom were Iranian. It added that the death toll could rise, since 60 others were injured and several are currently missing.

    4 climbers die in Swiss Alps after unexpected storm

    This undated picture provided by the Police Valais, shows Pigne d’Arolla mountain near Arolla, Switzerland. Police in southwestern Switzerland said Monday, April 30, 2018 four Alpine climbers have died and another five were in critical condition after becoming trapped overnight by an unexpected storm of snow and high winds. Authorities in the Valais canton deployed seven helicopters as part of efforts early Monday to rescue the 14 hikers from France, Germany and Italy in the Pigne d’Arolla region. (Kantonspolizei Valais//Keystone via AP)

    A total of 14 climbers hiking the Alps were trying to reach the Vignettes hikers’ hut at 3,157 meters (10,357 feet) when they were caught off guard by a bitter snow storm and high winds. They were forced to spend the night outdoors where three hikers suffered from hypothermia and died in the hospital, and another was killed in a fall.

    Judge moving along Florida school shooting case

    Taimy Alvarez
    Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, looks up while in court for a hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday, April 27, 2018. The hearing is expected to deal with several procedural issues possibly including setting an initial trial date. Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the Feb. 14, 2018 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Taimy Alvarez/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

    Judge of the Florida school shooting case, Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer, set a hearing on May 25 to gauge progress “so we can move things along and set a proposed trial date.” Cruz’s lawyers have repeatedly claimed Cruz would plead guilty if guaranteed a sentence of life without parole, but prosecutors seek the death penalty.

    Today is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! People on Twitter are sharing stories about the pets they’ve adopted from shelters.

    American Idol had a Disney night Sunday night. Here is one contestant singing “Remember Me” from Disney’s Coco.

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