Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. BLAST KILLS SCORES ON EASTER SUNDAY IN PAKISTAN
Taliban extremists claim responsibility for the deadly bombing in a park in Lehore crowded with Christians, including many children.
2. SYRIAN TROOPS RETAKE HISTORIC PALMYRA
Questions remain over what can be salvaged from the city’s famous Roman monuments after the Islamic State group’s 10-month reign of terror there.
3. POPE WARNS OF DANGER FROM EXTREMISTS
The pontiff tempers his Easter Sunday message of Christian hope with a denunciation of “blind” terrorism, recalling victims of attacks in Europe, Africa and elsewhere.
4. WHERE EASTER EGG HUNT TURNED CHAOTIC
Pushy parents rushed the field and “took everything” during a hunt staged by the Pez candy company in Connecticut, a company official says.
5. QUESTIONS SURROUND PALESTINIAN’S DEATH
Amateur video appearing to show an Israeli soldier shooting an already wounded Palestinian attacker in Hebron sets off an uproar.
6. WHICH HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECT IS BEING RETHOUGHT
A new book argues that required algebra has become an unnecessary stumbling block that forces millions to drop out of high school or college.
7. AMBITIOUS SPACE MISSION GOES AWRY
Japan’s space agency says communication has failed with a newly launched, innovative satellite with X-ray telescopes meant to study black holes and other space mysteries.
8. HOW ‘BATMAN V SUPERMAN’ DID AT THE BOX OFFICE
The blockbuster rebounds from a critical smackdown to debut with a massive $170.1 million in North America, the sixth-best opening ever.
9. ‘LEGENDS OF THE FALL’ AUTHOR DIES AT 78
Jim Harrison was a fiction writer, poet, outdoorsman and reveler who wrote with gruff affection for American landscapes and rural life.
10. SYRACUSE USES LATE RALLY TO STUN TOP-SEEDED VIRGINIA
“In my 40 years coaching basketball, I’ve never been prouder of a team,” says coach Jim Boeheim after leading the Orange to the Final Four for the fifth time.
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