10 Things to Know for Today

by AP

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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 today:

1. MAN WITH STOLEN PASSPORT ON JET WAS ASYLUM SEEKER

One of the two men traveling on a missing Malaysia Airlines jet with a stolen passport was a 19-year-old Iranian man believed to be trying to migrate to Germany, and had no terror links.

2. A SOLEMN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE IN JAPAN

Three years ago, an earthquake and tsunami left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing and triggered a nuclear crisis.

3. WHAT KIEV IS DOING TO COUNTER RUSSIAN MILITARY

Ukraine's acting president calls for the formation of a national guard and for the mobilization of reserves and volunteers into the country's armed forces.

4. NEXT STEPS IN ARMY GENERAL'S SEX ASSAULT CASE

His lawyers will decide whether to submit a new plea-bargain proposal, after the judge said the military may have improperly pushed the trial forward.

5. WHAT GARNERED A RARE UNANIMOUS VOTE IN THE U.S. SENATE

The chamber voted 97-0 for a bipartisan plan to fight sexual assault in the military, including scrapping the "good soldier defense."

6. 'FATAL VISION' AUTHOR JOE MCGINNISS DIES AT 71

He had inoperable prostate cancer, and was working on a book about his illness.

7. THE DEBATE OVER DRONES: USEFULNESS VS. PRIVACY

More than 35 states are considering legislation this year, while many also try to lure the unmanned aircraft industry.

8. HOW PIT BULLS GOT AN IMAGE MAKEOVER

Animal activists and some TV shows are portraying the "pits" more positively. Now, a number of states are stepping back from their previous bans.

9. FOUR-TIME IDITAROD CHAMP ENDS QUEST

In a stunning reversal, weather forces Jeff King to drop out of the sled-dog race about 25 miles from the finish line.

10. NHL GAME CALLED OFF WHEN PLAYER FALLS ILL

Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley is in stable condition after suffering a heart problem and collapsing on the bench during a game against Columbus.



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