The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 4.26.2016

'Acela primaries;' Kelly Ripa returns to 'Live!' Mitsubishi investigates 25 years of faulty fuel-economy data; Twitter makes it easier to report multiple instances of abuse; Charter-Time Warner deal moves along.

Happening today: The ‘Acela primaries’
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to solidify their leads as voting gets underway in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Trump has also agreed to a sit-down interview with (former) nemesis and Fox News host Megyn Kelly in mid-May.

Kelly Ripa returns to Live!
After a spat with ABC television executives over the surprise announcement that co-host Michael Strahan is leaving for Good Morning America, Kelly Ripa is expected back at Live! with Kelly and Michael this morning. Top executives at ABC reportedly apologized to Ripa for blindsiding her. Update: Ripa returned to the air on Tuesday morning, saying, "Our parent company has assured me that Live! is a priority."

Mitsubishi admits use of faulty data
The sixth-largest automaker in Japan admitted Tuesday morning that it used fuel economy data for 25 years that was not compliant with the country’s regulations. Mitsubishi also said it is setting up a committee to investigate the scandal. Its stock was down nearly 10% on the news.

Twitter makes it easier to report abuse
The microblogging network has made it easier for users to report multiple instances of abuse by allowing them to flag up numerous bullying tweets at the same time. The company said in a blog post that the new reporting format will also help it resolve issues more quickly.

Charter-Time Warner merger takes another step forward
Federal regulators have signaled they will sign off on Charter Communications’ proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The $66 billion deal is taking place as more of the traditional cable business shifts to broadband. 

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