1. MISSING PLANE
More clues, few answers: The puzzle over the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 grew even more complex today when a report emerged suggesting the missing plane may have flown on for about four hours after its last reported contact. The report from the Wall Street Journal said U.S. aviation investigators and national security officials were basing their belief that the missing plane kept flying on data automatically transmitted to the ground from the passenger jet’s engines
2. HARLEM EXPLOSION
Emerging from the rubble: When an explosion in Harlem collapsed two buildings yesterday, Collin Patterson was in one of them. He worked at a piano shop there. The blast was so intense, that it made the pianos fly up from the floor, then rubble crashed down around Patterson. But he crawled out alive, miraculously. At least six others weren’t as fortunate. They died. And police are still searching for nine more people who are missing.
Diplomatic push: Politicians and diplomats are working overtime ahead of this weekend’s referendum that could see Crimea declare its independence from Ukraine. The vote will take place as Russian forces have secured the region.German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the German parliament on the matter, saying it was unconstitutional. Ukraine’s interim Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk will speak before the U.N. Security Council this afternoon. And U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will leave for London this evening to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The meeting is expected to take place tomorrow.
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