5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus


Ohio election official Brian Katz, right, and Dave Ward look over the early returns in the Ohio primary election in the election night reporting center in Columbus, Ohio, while wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:

1. DOZENS KILLED IN SOUTH KOREA FIRE At least 36 people were killed Wednesday when one of South Korea’s worst fires in years broke out at a construction site near the capital, officials said. They said the death toll could rise because more people were believed to be trapped inside the warehouse that was under construction in Icheon, just south of Seoul.

2. WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW ABOUT KIM JONG UN The answer is crucial because the North Korean leader’s intentions, and the as-yet-unknown state of his health, play an outsized role in the workings of Northeast Asia.

3. ’THIS IS THE DARKEST AGE FOR YEMENI WOMEN’ Former detainees and other activists tell the AP that hundreds of women have vanished into secret prisons where they are tortured and sometimes raped by Houthi rebels.

4. KANSAS VOTING RIGHTS — A federal appeals court panel rules that a Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote is unconstitutional.

5. NCAA TAKES MAJOR STEP – The NCAA is moving forward with a plan to allow college athletes to earn money for endorsements and a host of other activities involving personal appearances and social media content.

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