10 things to know today, March 13

  • Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:53 a.m.
Bystanders tend to a man who was struck by a vehicle on Red River Street in downtown Austin, Texas, during SXSW on Wednesday March 12, 2014.  Police say two people were confirmed dead at the scene after a car drove through temporary barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck a crowd of pedestrians.  (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)
Bystanders tend to a man who was struck by a vehicle on Red River Street in downtown Austin, Texas, during SXSW on Wednesday March 12, 2014. Police say two people were confirmed dead at the scene after a car drove through temporary barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck a crowd of pedestrians. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. MALAYSIA DISPUTES REPORT THAT MISSING PLANE KEPT FLYING

The country's defense minister denies a newspaper report that engine data from the missing Boeing 777 indicated it may have kept flying for hours after its last communication.

2. DEATH TOLL NOW AT 6 IN NYC APARTMENT BLAST

The rescue efforts have been hampered by cold, rainy weather, and the massive piles of debris.

3. TRAGEDY AT SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST

Police say two people were killed after a drunken driver crashed through barricades set up for the festival on a crowded street. More than 20 others were hurt, five critically.

4. WHO'S AT RISK IN PAKISTAN'S BIGGEST CITY

In Karachi, 44 police officers were killed in the first two months of the year. Authorities blame the Pakistani Taliban and affiliated militant groups.

5. WHY A JUDGE DISMISSED CHARGES AGAINST INDIAN DIPLOMAT

The ruling says the envoy whose arrest and strip-search in New York City caused an international flap had diplomatic immunity.

6. IT'S ALL IN A NAME

A trademark dispute for the Schlafly family: Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly doesn't like the last name being used for a brewery co-founded by her nephew.

7. MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT GM RECALL

The automaker initially excluded the Saturn Ion from a recall for faulty ignition switches, despite fatal crashes involving the car.

8. WHERE HOLDER STANDS ON DRUG SENTENCING

The attorney general is supporting a plan that would shorten prison terms for some non-violent drug traffickers.

9. RENEGADE `JEOPARDY' CHAMP DETHRONED AFTER 12-DAY REIGN

Arthur Chu caused an uproar for his aggressive style of play, but finished with zero dollars in the latest edition.

10. FORMER NFL STAR IN COURT FOR BAIL HEARING

Darren Sharper, a former NFL All-Pro safety, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women.


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