The Short List

The top new stories from all over the world as
collected, curated and composed by Andrew Podo

1) Nepal Earthquake devastates nation
The death toll has climbed to nearly 5,000 people after a historic earthquake struck nepal on Tuesday. Thousands more were injured in the 7.8 richter earthquake, including climbers trapped in avalanches on Mt. Everest. (

2) Rioter’s Mom opens can of whoopass
Toya Graham took the national spotlight after CNN cameras recorded her yanking her ski-mask clad son away from a crowd of rioters in Baltimore. Some protests over the death of Freddie Gray, devolving into looting and vandalism. (USA today)

3) Supreme Court hears arguments about gay marriage
In what promises to be a landmark decision, the Supreme Court started hearing arguments about the legality of Gay Marriage. While the court remains deeply divided on the issue, pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy appears to be leaning towards legalizing Gay Marriage nationwide. (New York Times)

4) Apparently Pacquiao and Mayweather aren’t retired
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are set to square off on May 2, and the fight looks poised to shatter records. Speculations suggest that the much-anticipated match could pull in almost $300 million in pay-per-view revenue, more than double the current record. (SB Nation)

5) McDonald’s falls to Chipotle, Chick-fil-a
McDonald’s reported a 2.3 percent drop in sales this quarter, with revenue down by 11 percent. The company seems to be fighting a losing battle against smaller competitors like Chick-fil-a, Wendy’s and Chipotle, but recently announced a new plan to try to make themselves relevant again. (Reuters)

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