10 Things to Know for Monday

by The Associated Press

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A U.S. Navy helicopter departs from the USS Pinckney to aid in the search and rescue efforts for the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370 in the Gulf of Thailand, Sunday, March 9. The plane, which was carrying 239 people, lost contact with ground controllers somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam after leaving Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning for Beijing.

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

1. WHAT SEARCH FOR LOST AIRLINER MAY HAVE TURNED UP

Vietnamese aircraft spot what could be one of the doors of a Boeing 777 in the Gulf of Thailand, two days after it disappeared with 239 people aboard.

2. 'WE WON'T BUDGE A SINGLE CENTIMETER FROM UKRAINIAN LAND'

That's how Ukraine's prime minister is reacting to Russia's military presence in Crimea, and a planned referendum on reunifying the peninsula with Moscow.

3. UKRAINE PRIME MINISTER TO VISIT WHITE HOUSE

President Obama plans to host PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk in a show of U.S. support for the fledgling new government.

4. AP: CHINESE GOV'T OFFICIALS SPEAK OUT ON ABUSE

Four of the officials say Communist Party interrogators meted out physical beatings in secret jails to extract bogus confessions amid an anti-corruption campaign.

5. HOW 'WILD WEST OF WEED' MIGHT BE TAMED

A California lawmaker has introduced legislation to regulate the state's free-wheeling medical marijuana industry — especially the doctors who write recommendations allowing people to use the drug.

6. ACCUSER SET TO RETURN TO STAND IN ARMY RAPE TRIAL

The female officer's allegations set in motion a rare court-martial against a brigadier general.

7. YEAR AFTER BOMBING, CHANGES FOR BOSTON MARATHON

Police and organizers of the historic race find themselves balancing security with its traditionally festive atmosphere.

8. WHO IN GOP COULD SUFFER IMMIGRATION FALLOUT

Republicans in high-immigrant districts could be most vulnerable if the House doesn't pass an immigration bill before the November election that would offer legal status to millions of people illegally in the country.

9. NO AGREEMENT ON HOW TO NOTIFY DATA BREACH VICTIMS

The data breach at Target that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.

10. PISTORIUS TRIAL COULD HINGE ON UPCOMING TESTIMONY

"The ballistic and forensic evidence is going to be crucial" for prosecutors to prove their murder case against the sprinter, says South African attorney Marius du Toit, who has been closely following the trial.



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