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10 Things to Know for Today

Created: 03/26/2015 3:52 AM
By: The Associated Press

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

1. SAUDI ARABIA LAUNCHES AIRSTRIKES IN YEMEN

The main targets are military installations held by Shiite rebels who were taking over a key port city in the country's south and drove the embattled Yemeni president to flee by sea.

2. PILOT LOCKED OUT OF COCKPIT BEFORE JET CRASH IN ALPS

An official with knowledge of the audio recordings from the Germanwings flight says the details emerged from recordings recovered from the black box found among the debris of the aircraft.

3. WHO BLOCKS SPECIAL OPS INTEL REQUESTS

Military bureaucrats have been trying to force an unpopular government-built intelligence system on troops deploying to war zones while blocking them from using the commercial alternative they prefer.

4. MIGRANTS' NEWEST ROUTE TO EUROPE MEANS EPIC BALKANS TREK

Their newest path, through the EU's Balkans back door, comes with a cruel twist: an epic 150-mile walk that is surging in popularity even though most who try it fail.

5. BERGDAHL'S CASE REVIVES BITTER DEBATE

The charges against the U.S. Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan put spotlight on controversy surrounding Obama's decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release.

6. WHERE NATION'S FASTEST-GROWING METRO AREAS ARE

The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities.

7. ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA SEE NATION'S FIRST TORNADOES THIS MONTH

Storms across the area damage buildings and leave debris strewn across roads. One person is killed and several are injured.

8. SOME FIND CHINA'S 'DANCING GRANNIES' IRKSOME

The dances are part of a health trend that's filled squares across the country and aroused the anger of neighbors irritated by the loud music.

9. WHICH WAY ONE DIRECTION WILL GO AFTER MALIK'S DEPARTURE

The remaining four members have concert dates scheduled through October and they promise a future for the group.

10. KILLING TIME

Coaches and players look for anything to do while enduring the extra couple minutes during the NCAA Tournament's longer commercial breaks.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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