published Thursday, March 27th, 2014

10 things to know for today

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    Chinese officials escort relatives at a hotel as they tighten security where relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are staying, in Bangi, Malaysia, Thursday, March 27, 2014. Planes and ships searching for the downed Malaysia Airlines jetliner failed Thursday to find any of the 122 objects spotted by satellite before being forced by heavy rain, winds and low clouds to return to base after only a few hours.
    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. THAI SATELLITE SPOTS 300 OBJECTS IN INDIAN OCEAN

A Thai official says the images were taken Monday and that the objects were about 125 miles from the area where a French satellite spotted 122 objects on Sunday.

  1. OBAMA LOOKING FOR KINDRED SPIRIT IN POPE

The president will find that Francis agrees with his vision on economic equality but at odds on contraception in the health care law.

  1. FOOTBALL PLAYERS AT NORTHWESTERN CAN UNIONIZE

A federal agency's decision could revolutionize college sports -- raising the possibility of salaries for student-athletes, along with labor strikes and lockouts.

  1. WHY PEOPLE ARE MOVING WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI

America's energy boom is fueling population growth in or near the oil- and gas-rich fields of the Great Plains and Mountain West.

  1. LAWMAKERS RUSH TO PASS BILL TO AID UKRAINE

Congress hopes to get a bill to Obama soon that would provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and sanction those who aided Russia's takeover of Crimea.

  1. WHAT AN INTERNAL CHRISTIE PROBE MAY REVEAL

The lawyer hired by the New Jersey governor to review a traffic-blocking scandal will reportedly clear the potential 2016 presidential candidate from any wrongdoing.

  1. WHO GOP HOPEFULS ARE COURTING IN VEGAS

Possible Republican presidential candidates are poised to showcase their electability before deep-pocketed political patron Sheldon Adelson.

  1. CHARLOTTE MAYOR CAUGHT IN STING

Patrick Cannon, a Democrat on the job less than six months, allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes -- including $20,000 in cash.

  1. WHO AUTHORITIES ARE MONITORING TO PREDICT FAN BEHAVIOR

Watch what you tweet, sports fans. Security firms are turning to social media to tap into the mindset of a crowd before big games.

  1. HOW GWYNETH PALTROW PUZZLED HER FANS

The actress' description of her split from rock star husband Chris Martin as a "conscious uncoupling" confounded many.

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