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March 11, 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. 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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    In moving south and taking 160 jobs with it, Beretta joins several other prominent gunmakers abandoning liberal states that passed tough gun laws after the Newtown shooting.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

    The shortage of meat is the result of China's latest food scandal, in which a Shanghai supplier allegedly tackled the problem of expired meat by putting it in new packaging and shipping it to fast-food restaurants around the country

    July 29, 2014

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.

    July 28, 2014

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    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.

    July 28, 2014

  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

    July 25, 2014

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

    July 25, 2014

  • 10 things to know for today

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

     

    July 25, 2014

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    July 25, 2014

  • Taiwan plane crash photo Air travel a leap of faith for passengers WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.Even after a week of multiple tragedies in worldwide aviation, “There

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  • Arizona's prolonged lethal injection is fourth in U.S. this year

    Arizona's execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood marked the fourth time this year that a state failed to dispatch a convict efficiently, according to the Constitution Project, a bipartisan legal group.3

    July 24, 2014

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