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April 14, 2014

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. ROBOTIC SUBMARINE DEPLOYED TO FIND FLIGHT 370 DEBRIS

Search team decides to launch the unmanned underwater vehicle to look for missing jet six days after detecting the last ping that's thought to come from its black boxes.

2. WHO WAS ONCE KNOWN AS 'GRAND DRAGON'

Frazier Glenn Cross, accused of killing three people in attacks at Jewish-related sites in a Kansas City suburb, is a well-known white supremacist who was once sought in a nationwide manhunt.

3. SEVEN TINY BODIES, MANY MORE QUESTIONS

A Utah woman is accused of killing her babies and hiding them in her garage, where her estranged ex-convict husband makes a gruesome discovery.

4. KIEV VOWS TO USE FORCE TO BREAK PRO-RUSSIA INSURGENCY

Russia warns Ukraine against the move, threatening to cancel international talks on the crisis slated for later in the week.

5. SNOWDEN STORY AMONG TOP CONTENDERS FOR PULITZERS

The Guardian and The Washington Post are strong candidates to win journalism's highest honor this year with their stories about the NSA surveillance program.

6. WHERE GAY MARRIAGE MAY BE SOON RECOGNIZED

A federal judge is expected to order Ohio to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states that allow same-sex marriage.

7. LAMENTS AT THE LIBRARY

"Captain Underpants" tops the American Library Association's annual list of books that parents, educators and the public complain about the most.

8. UBER FINDS COMPETITORS IN ASIA

Homegrown taxi apps that were modeled after the pioneering U.S. one are already clogging Asian smartphone traffic.

9. WHICH FILM TOOK HOME THE GOLDEN POPCORN-SHAPED PRIZE

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earns the prize for best film at the MTV Movie Awards, besting top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave."

10. ANOTHER GREEN JACKET FOR 'BUBBA'

Watson turns in another masterpiece and joins an elite group as the 17th player to win the Masters more than once.

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    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

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  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

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  • U.S. economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier WASHINGTON (AP) — Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.That conclusion, one held by a growing number of economists, might surprise many people. After all, in the fi

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