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April 7, 2014

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. WHAT’S NEXT IN HUNT FOR MALAYSIAN PLANE

Navy specialists are trying to home in on faint pings detected deep in the Indian Ocean so they can send down an unmanned mini submarine to look for wreckage.

2. IN EASTERN UKRAINE, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

The pronouncement by pro-Russian activists is an ominous echo of the events that led to Putin’s annexation of Crimea.

3. FORT HOOD TIMELINE RELEASED

The rampage took eight minutes, during which the suspect fired 35 shots over an area spanning the equivalent of two city blocks.

4. DEMOCRATS, REPUBICANS FIND RARE COMMON GROUND

Both parties are united in trying to prevent a former hostage-taker involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran from serving as Iran’s ambassador at the U.N.

5. MICROSOFT ENDING SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP

Mayhem might result. An estimated 30 percent of computers used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system.

6. FEWER LIMES ALOFT

A recent shortage and spike in price has caused some airlines — for now — to stop offering the fruit in their beverage service.

7. WHEN IT’S A BAD IDEA TO CALL POLICE

A Texas woman is arrested after she calls to complain that the marijuana she bought from a dealer for $40 was all “seeds and residue.”

8. VIOLIN SURVEY MAY SEEM OFF-KEY

In a blind, scientific test, musicians pick new, cheaper violins rather than older, more costly Stradivarius models.

9. BOB GELDOF’S DAUGHTER DIES UNEXPECTEDLY

The body of Peaches Geldof, a 25-year-old model and media personality, is found at her home in southeast England.

10. WHY THERE WAS NO REPEAT MARCH MADNESS CHAMP

Neither UConn nor Kentucky was at last year’s tournament — the Wildcats failed to make the field; the Huskies drew a ban over academics.

 

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