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10 for today: Thursday, March 13

10 for today: Thursday, March 13

SEARCH CONTINUES: Alecia Thomas, left, is comforted by her friend, Shivon Dollar, after she lost her home following an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12. Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee says a resident from a building adjacent to the two that collapsed reported that he smelled gas inside his apartment, but thought the odor could be coming from outside. Photo: Associated Press/Mark Lennihan

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

1. REPORT: PLANE MAY HAVE FLOWN ANOTHER 4 HOURS

The Wall Street Journal says that’s the indication from data automatically downloaded from the Boeing’s engines, but there’s still no sign of the 777.

2. DEATH TOLL NOW AT 6 IN NYC APARTMENT BLAST

The rescue efforts have been hampered by cold, rainy weather, and the massive piles of debris.

3. TRAGEDY AT SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST

Police say two people were killed after a drunken driver crashed through barricades set up for the festival on a crowded street. More than 20 others were hurt, five critically.

4. WHO’S AT RISK IN PAKISTAN’S BIGGEST CITY

In Karachi, 44 police officers were killed in the first two months of the year. Authorities blame the Pakistani Taliban and affiliated militant groups.

5. WHY A JUDGE DISMISSED CHARGES AGAINST INDIAN DIPLOMAT

The ruling says the envoy — whose arrest and strip-search in New York City caused an international flap — had diplomatic immunity.

6. IT’S ALL IN A NAME

A trademark dispute for the Schlafly family: Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly doesn’t like the last name being used for a brewery co-founded by her nephew.

7. MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT GM RECALL

The automaker initially excluded the Saturn Ion from a recall for faulty ignition switches, despite fatal crashes involving the car.

8. WHERE HOLDER STANDS ON DRUG SENTENCING

The attorney general is supporting a plan that would shorten prison terms for some non-violent drug traffickers.

9. RENEGADE ‘JEOPARDY’ CHAMP DETHRONED AFTER 12-DAY REIGN

Arthur Chu caused an uproar for his aggressive style of play, but finished with zero dollars in the latest edition.

10. FORMER NFL STAR IN COURT FOR BAIL HEARING

Darren Sharper, a former NFL All-Pro safety, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women.

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