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10 for today: Monday, March 24

10 for today: Monday, March 24

BRACKET BUSTED: Kentucky's Alex Poythress dunks during the first half of a third-round game against Wichita State of the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, in St. Louis. Kentucky won 78-76. Photo: Associated Press/Jeff Roberson

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

1. CHINESE PLANE SPOTS OBJECTS IN INDIAN OCEAN

The crew aboard an IL-76 plane saw two white, square-shaped pieces in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner.

2. WHAT OBAMA HOPES TO ACHIEVE ON EUROPEAN TRIP

The president begins a week of international travel in the Netherlands with Russia’s Crimean incursion at the top of his agenda, even as he seeks to re-emphasize U.S. influence abroad.

3. NO ‘SIGNS OF LIFE’ AFTER HUGE WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE

Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people wane as searchers pull more bodies from the debris field.

4. WHY FLOOD-PRONE AREAS COULD SEE SPIKE IN PREMIUMS

AP’s David Caruso finds more than a million policyholders could face trouble in the future from the rising cost of government-mandated flood insurance.

5. WHAT’S NEXT AFTER TEXAS OIL SPILL

No timetable has been set to reopen the Houston Ship Channel after a “significant” oil spill, but help is on the way to contain it and protect important shorebird habitat.

6. WHAT’S KEEPING SOME FROM ‘OBAMACARE’ ENROLLMENT

Many of the uninsured still don’t know much about the health overhaul and its March 31 deadline for signing up in plans that can yield discounts, researchers say. H

7. SUPREME COURT TO WEIGH IN ON BIRTH CONTROL CASE

Justices will hear arguments this week in a religion-based challenge from family-owned companies that object to providing contraceptives in their health plans.

8. HOW KIDS ARE LEARNING SIGNS OF STROKE

In an experimental New York City program, students make funny faces and speak gibberish as part of a serious lesson to help them understand the telltale clues of a stroke.

9. IN CALIFORNIA, CHEFS FIGHT FOR GLOVELESS CONTACT

State lawmakers are considering a reversal of a law that would require chefs and bartenders to keep bare hands off food and drinks.

10. KENTUCKY ENDS WICHITA STATE’S PURSUIT OF PERFECTION

Andrew Harrison scores 20 points as the Wildcats hold off the top-seeded Shockers 78-76 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

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