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10 things to know for Wednesday, March 26: More bodies recovered from Washington mudslide

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Associated Press
March 26, 2014

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

1.  MORE BODIES RECOVERED FROM WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE 

Rescuers searching for survivors after a massive landslide recover two more bodies for a total of 16 and believe they have located another eight.

2. ‘THE MOST CREDIBLE LEAD THAT WE HAVE’

A top Malaysian official says a satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects. 

3. PANEL CONSIDERED PHONE COMPANY OPTION 

AP’s Eileen Sullivan reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago considered — but rejected — alternate ways for the NSA to collect and store Americans’ phone records.

4. HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT EXTENDED AFTER GLITCHES 

The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.

5. WHAT OBAMA’S CONCEDING ABOUT UKRAINE FOR FIRST TIME 

The president acknowledges that Russia is unlikely to surrender control of Crimea — while insisting that the international community will never recognize the takeover.

6. WHO’S BEING BENCHED ON OBAMA TRIP 

The Secret Service sends three agents home from the Netherlands just before the president’s arrival after one agent was found intoxicated in an Amsterdam hotel.

7. WHO IS GOING HI-TECH IN TACKLING DROUGHT 

NASA is taking snow surveys off the ground, saying it can measure snowpack and water content from planes flying over California’s and Colorado’s mountains.

8. BARS, STUDIOS OFFER NOVEL APPROACH FOR ‘ARTISTS’

“Social painting” enables people to imbibe and relax while rediscovering their creative side.

9. WHO IS BECOMING MORE PET FRIENDLY 

A growing number of cities are allowing pets to join families wanting to take refuge in domestic violence shelters.

10. NEW KING OF THE BASEBALL HILL 

The Dodgers are ending the Yankees’ 15-year streak as baseball’s biggest spenders with a projected payroll this season of $235 million, an AP study shows.



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