MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From massive destruction following a Nepal earthquake to a tornado in Texas, here are the four things you need to know from Monday, April 27.

Thousands Killed In Nepal Earthquake

More than 3,000 are now confirmed dead in Nepal and that number is only expected to rise.

Crews are rushing to reach others still buried three days after the magnitude 7.8 quake hit. It’s a task that’s only been hampered by a series of ongoing, powerful aftershocks.

The massive quake also triggered an avalanche at the Mount Everest base camp that killed more than a dozen people, including three Americans.

Aurora Theater Massacre Trial

After many delays, opening statements are set to begin Monday in the trial of movie theater massacre suspect James Holmes.

He faces 165 counts for a shooting rampage that killed 12 people and wounded 70 more in an Aurora, Colorado theater in 2012. The attack took place during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises”.

Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

The trial is expected to last at least four months.

Texas Tornado

It was part of a severe storm system moving through North Texas bringing with it hail and high winds.

Baseball-size hail was reported near Stephenville, about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth, and motorists were reporting damage to vehicles.

There were no immediate reports of injuries in the aftermath of the tornado.

Wild’s Big Win

The Minnesota Wild advance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!

Zach Parise scored twice, including the first goal of the night, which came short-handed while the Wild were trying to kill a penalty. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves, giving him 66 over the last two games.

The final score: 4-1 over the Blues.

Up next for the Wild: the Chicago Blackhawks.

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