Monday April 30, 2012 Happening Now

Pakistan is condemning a U.S. drone strike over the weekend inside Pakistan. That strike killed three suspected terrorists. It's further straining already struggling relations between Pakistan and the U.S. Did you know that Pakistan STILL hasn't opened those supply lines to NATO troops that they closed last November!? Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the death of Usama bin Laden in a U.S. raid.

The Freedom tower is expected to become the tallest building in New York City today! One World Trade Center workers are putting columns in place today that will make the unfinished frame a little more than 1,250 feet high. That's just high enough to peek over the observation deck at the Empire State Building. It will be the tallest building in the U.S. once it's needle is in place.

Did you see "60 Minutes" last night? Pretty strong defense of enhanced terror techniques. Might be worth mining for some stories.

The President today will be meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiko Noda today at the White House. We may end up dipping in to some of these events. Noda is the sixth Japanese PM in six years.. due in part to economic "issues."

1045EDT -- POTUS delivers remarks at the Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference, Washington Hilton. POOL LIVE

1140EDT -- POTUS holds a bilateral meeting with PM Noda of Japan, Oval Office. POOL TAPE

1245EDT -- POTUS holds a working lunch with PM Noda of Japan, Old Family Dining Room. CLOSED

1400EDT -- POTUS holds a press conference with PM Noda of Japan, Rose Garden. LIVE

It looks like there may be a deal between the U.S. and China over a blind activist who escaped house arrest and made it all the way to the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Hillary Clinton heads there this week for a series of annual talks. The activist - Chen Guangcheng - may get asylum in the U.S.

Mitt Romney hitting the trail today with an appearance in New Hampshire. We should show and go on that in the 11am.

1050EDT -- Holds rally with Sen Ayotte at Portsmouth Fish Pier, 1 Peirce Island Road, Portsmouth, NH. FNC LIVE via LiveU

We're keeping an eye on two trials today:

The Roger Clemens perjury trial resumes after a five day break.

And the Edwards trial resumes today with more testimony from the wife of an ex-aide to the former Senator and Presidential candidate. Cheri Young's testimony has been riveting.

Missing mom Susan Powell was afraid her husband would hurt her. The Salt Lake Tribune publishing emails from Powell to friends and co-workers describing her husband as moody and controlling. We might have Patti Ann Browne give us a recap today.

There are new questions today about the safety of yacht racing after a sailboat was torn to pieces.. apparently after a collision with a large tanker or other vessel. 3 are dead, and another boater's body is still missing.

A woman who survived four days and nights in a canyon after she broke her leg on a hike says the worst parts were the cold and the "incredible" boredom.

Apple coming under fire after a New York Times reporting claiming Apple has gone to great lengths to avoid taxes.

Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.