published Friday, April 18th, 2014

10 things to know for today

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    An Indian Catholic woman touches her fractured hand in the belief that it will heal as she stands in front of a portrait of Mother Mary and Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Kolkata, India, on Friday, April 18, 2014. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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

  1. UKRAINIAN MILITIA DENY CALLS TO FREE BUILDINGS

Pro-Russian insurgents in the east who have been occupying government buildings say they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.

  1. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR SURVIVORS OF SUNKEN SOUTH KOREAN SHIP

Officials say they're looking at whether the third mate ordered a turn whose degree was so sharp that it caused the ship to list.

  1. TRAGEDY ON THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK

An avalanche on Mount Everest kills at least 12 local guides, and three more are missing in the deadliest disaster in the mountain's history.

  1. WHAT'S IN THE NEW OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PRIVACY POLICY

It explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that online comments are in the open domain.

  1. OBAMA TOUTS HEALTH CARE PROGRESS

New numbers on "Obamacare" enrollment are encouraging to the president, but still to be announced is how many of those were previously uninsured.

  1. HOLY WEEK COMMEMORATIONS CONTINUE

Christians are marking Good Friday with prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City, while Pope Francis joins a torch-lit Via Crucis procession later in the day.

  1. HOW THE OFFICER KILLED AFTER BOSTON BOMBINGS IS BEING REMEMBERED

Sean Collier will be honored in a ceremony at MIT, and some 25 friends and family will run the marathon to raise money for a scholarship fund named for him.

  1. CHINA SAYS ONE-FIFTH OF ITS FARMLAND IS POLLUTED

The admission by Beijing is a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.

  1. NEW DETAILS ABOUT DEATH DURING A LONG 911 CALL

Search warrants say the man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a dispatcher had eaten marijuana-infused candy from one of Denver's pot dispensaries.

  1. WHO IS NOT SINGIN' THE BLUES

St. Louis outlasted the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime to take Game 1 of its NHL playoff series.

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