Things you should know today: 5/1/18


Trump to welcome Southwest Airlines flight crew, passengers

This photo provided by Diana McBride Self shows Flight 1380 pilot Tammie Jo Shults, right, interacting with passengers after emergency landing the plane, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Passengers praised Shults for her professionalism during the emergency. Shults, one of the first female fighter pilots in the Navy, was at the controls when the jet landed, according to her husband, Dean Shults. She got a round of applause from the passengers after putting the plane down safely. She walked through the aisle and talked with passengers to make sure they were OK afterward. (Diana McBride Self via AP)

President Donald Trump is meeting with the crew and passengers of the South Airlines Flight 1380 to thank them for safely landing the plane and helping other travelers. The flight was forced to emergency land when an engine exploded and critically injured a passenger, who later died of her injuries.

Leaders of South Korea, Japan, China to discuss North Korea

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a news conference in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Abe is visiting Jordan for high level meetings to discuss the Syrian refugee situation and Middle East peace. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

North Korea has yet to resolve its nuclear weapon issue following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jung Un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-In to bring about a reconciliation between the two countries. South Korean President Moon Jae-In will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Tokyo next week to discuss ways to boost three-way cooperation toward achieving denuclearization and permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.

The Latest: Tony nominees react with ‘deep joy,’ delight

This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows a performance of “Mean Girls,” in New York. The Tony Awards race is dominated by big established brands, including Disney’s “Frozen,” J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” franchise, Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” and Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The nominations for the 72nd Tony Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 1. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)

Tina Fey and husband Jeff Richmond, who are new to Broadway, were nominated for the Tony Awards for their musical version of “Mean Girls,” which got 12 nods. Taylor Louderman, who plays a high school queen bee in “Mean Girls,” also received her first nomination for the show. Other Tony nominees include Katrina Lenk for “The Band’s Visit,” Anthony Boyle for two-part “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and Jessie Mueller for her performance in “Carousel.”

Today marks 19 years since the debut of Spongebob Squarepants! People on Twitter are wishing the show a happy birthday. Feel old yet?

A date and trailer for the second season of “13 Reasons Why” were released yesterday. “The truth is developing.”

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