10 things to know for today, March 24

  • Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 8:12 a.m.
A house is seen destroyed in the mud on Highway 530 next to mile marker 37 on Sunday, March 23, 2014, the day after a giant landslide occurred near mile marker 37 near Oso, Washington.  At least six homes have been washed away, with three people reported dead so far and at least eighteen missing. The nearby Stillaguamish River has been dammed up by 15-20 feet of debris as a result, creating more flooding concerns, as reported by KING 5 via the state hydrologist.  (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson, Pool)
A house is seen destroyed in the mud on Highway 530 next to mile marker 37 on Sunday, March 23, 2014, the day after a giant landslide occurred near mile marker 37 near Oso, Washington. At least six homes have been washed away, with three people reported dead so far and at least eighteen missing. The nearby Stillaguamish River has been dammed up by 15-20 feet of debris as a result, creating more flooding concerns, as reported by KING 5 via the state hydrologist. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson, Pool)

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

1. CHINESE PLANE SPOTS OBJECTS IN INDIAN OCEAN


The crew aboard an IL-76 plane saw two white, square-shaped pieces in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner.

2. KIEV ORDERS TROOP PULLOUT FROM CRIMEA

Ukraine’s acting president says the country’s troops stationed in the Black Sea peninsula will be pulled from the region after it was annexed by Russia.

3. COMMUTER TRAIN DERAILS AT CHICAGO AIRPORT

The train came off the tracks at the O’Hare International Airport, injuring about 30 people on board, though none of the injuries are expected to be life-threatening.

4. WHAT OBAMA HOPES TO ACHIEVE ON EUROPEAN TRIP

The president begins a week of international travel in the Netherlands with Russia’s Crimean incursion at the top of his agenda, even as he seeks to re-emphasize U.S. influence abroad.

5. NO ‘SIGNS OF LIFE’ AFTER HUGE WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE

Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people wane as searchers pull more bodies from the debris field.

6. WHY FLOOD-PRONE AREAS COULD SEE SPIKE IN PREMIUMS

AP’s David Caruso finds more than a million policyholders could face trouble in the future from the rising cost of government-mandated flood insurance.

7. WHAT’S NEXT AFTER TEXAS OIL SPILL

No timetable has been set to reopen the Houston Ship Channel after a “significant” oil spill, but help is on the way to contain it and protect important shorebird habitat.

8. WHAT’S KEEPING SOME FROM ‘OBAMACARE’ ENROLLMENT

Many of the uninsured still don’t know much about the health overhaul and its March 31 deadline for signing up in plans that can yield discounts, researchers say.

9. IN CALIFORNIA, CHEFS FIGHT FOR GLOVELESS CONTACT

State lawmakers are considering a reversal of a law that would require chefs and bartenders to keep bare hands off food and drinks.

10. KENTUCKY ENDS WICHITA STATE’S PURSUIT OF PERFECTION

Andrew Harrison scores 20 points as the Wildcats hold off the top-seeded Shockers 78-76 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament

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