10 things to know for today

  • Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 7:52 a.m.
Massive flames are seen devouring both vehicles just after the crash, and clouds of smoke billowed into the sky  Thursday April 10, 2014 until firefighters had quenched the fire, leaving behind scorched black hulks of metal. The FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median in Northern California and slammed into the bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least nine were killed in the fiery crash, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jeremy Lockett)
Massive flames are seen devouring both vehicles just after the crash, and clouds of smoke billowed into the sky Thursday April 10, 2014 until firefighters had quenched the fire, leaving behind scorched black hulks of metal. The FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median in Northern California and slammed into the bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least nine were killed in the fiery crash, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jeremy Lockett)

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

1. HOPES GETTING HIGHER IN SEARCH FOR PLANE'S BLACK BOXES

Australia's prime minister says authorities are confident they're hearing signals from the recording devices. But it's a race against time as the batteries weaken.

2. A COLLEGE TOUR THAT TURNED TRAGIC

A Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck, a car and a bus carrying high school students to visit Humboldt State University killed at least nine people, including eight on the bus.

3. WHO WILL OVERSEE THE HEALTH CARE LAW NOW

Obama is expected to nominate his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to replace Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary.

4. BEARS BACK ON WALL STREET

The Nasdaq sheds nearly 130 points its worst day in three years while the Dow industrials plunged 266 points.

5. PUERTO RICO ASKS THE PUBLIC FOR DEBT-CUTTING IDEAS

Suggestions accepted for consideration include legalizing both marijuana and prostitution.

6. A KEY LINGERING QUESTION AFTER THE GULF OIL SPILL

Researchers are tracking the health of more than 30,000 workers involved in the cleanup and they're to discuss their findings so far.

7. EARTHQUAKE INJURES 23 IN NICARAGUA

The 6.1-magnitude temblor also damaged dozens of homes, including around 100 in the town of Nagarote.

8. WHAT'S CONSIDERED FREE SPEECH IN OREGON

A judge finds that flashing your headlights amounts to speech protected by the state constitution.

9. ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME WELCOMES NEWCOMERS

Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt and the E Street Band are among this year's inductees.

10. HOW MICKELSON FARED ON DAY 1 OF THE MASTERS

The three-time champ struggles to a 4-over 76 one of the worst scores of his career at Augusta National.


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