10 Things to Know for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

10 Things to Know for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

7:29am Mar 18, 2014
Steve Biddle

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

1. PUTIN APPROVES DRAFT BILL FOR ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA  The action by Russia's president means it is one step closer to formally taking over the Black Sea peninsula, which voted to secede from Ukraine.   RUSSIA-CRIMEA

2. CHINA FINDS NO TERROR LINK TO ITS NATIONALS ON JET  The remarks will dampen speculation that Uighur separatists in Xinjiang province may have been involved with the disappearance of the Boeing 777.   MALAYSIA-PLANE

3. WHAT ILLINOIS VOTERS ARE UP TO  They'll choose a Republican to try to win back the governor's office in a race that already has drawn intense interest from labor unions.   ILLINOIS PRIMARY

4. 'I FAILED HER AS A LEADER'  That's what Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair says of his treatment of a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct. Sinclair pleaded guilty to lesser charges and awaits sentencing.  ARMY GENERAL-SEX CHARGES

5. VP HEADS TO EUROPE TO SEND SIGNAL TO RUSSIA  Biden plans to meet with leaders of Poland and the Baltic states to show U.S. support for the NATO members.   BIDEN

6. WHAT TOURISTS DO THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU  Visitors to New York City have more than Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building on their itineraries. Some just want to observe one of the nation's busiest courts in action.    NIGHT COURT-TOURISTS

7. AMERICANS STILL SEEK SERIOUS NEWS  An AP-NORC poll finds people nibbling from a reporting buffet spread across traditional media and social networks.   POLL-MEDIA HABITS

8. WHAT CHRIS BROWN SAID TO KEEP HIM IN JAIL  The Grammy-winning R&B singer will remain in jail after a judge says he was told Brown made comments in rehab about being good at using guns and knives. P  EOPLE-CHRIS BROWN

9. MICK JAGGER'S GIRLFRIEND FOUND DEAD IN NYC APARTMENT  Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who met the Rolling Stones frontman in 2001, died in what police are investigating as an apparent suicide.   OBIT-L'WREN SCOTT

10. MARCH MADNESS GETS EARLY START  Albany (N.Y.) meets Mount St. Mary's and N.C. State faces Xavier as play-in games get underway for the NCAA tournament.   NCAA TOURNAMENT

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