Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. ‘I FELT A BIT SICK’: REPORTER DETAILS UKRAINE CARNAGE
Many of the victims shot by government snipers, their bodies lying on the street, were in their 30s and 40s and apparently unarmed, the AP’s Yuras Karmanau relates.
2. OBAMA SEEKING $56B IN NEW SPENDING
The request reflects the diminished political importance of government red ink as deficits shrink.
3. NYPD CLEARED IN SURVEILLANCE OF NJ MOSQUES
A civil rights lawsuit brought by eight Muslims who alleged the NYPD’s surveillance was unconstitutional is dismissed by a federal judge.
4. OH, CANADA!
The country’s women’s hockey team wins its fourth straight Olympic gold medal, rallying furiously, then downing the U.S. in overtime.
5. CONTROVERSIAL MEASURE PUTS ARIZONA IN SPOTLIGHT
The legislature sends a bill to GOP Gov. Jan Brewer that would allow business owners for religious reasons to refuse service to gays and others.
6. WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS YEAR’S FLU SEASON
It wasn’t as bad as last year and the vaccine worked better, but it was young and middle-age adults — not the elderly — who were hit the hardest.
7. NEW DILEMMA IN MIDEAST DIALOG
Leading Palestinians are balking at Netanyahu’s insistence that Israel be explicitly recognized as “the Jewish state” in any peace deal.
8. WHO ISN’T HAVING AS MANY CAR ACCIDENTS
Drivers 70 and over are less likely to be involved in crashes than prior generations, a study shows.
9. MISSOURI GIRL MOURNED
The abduction and shooting death of fourth-grader Hailey Owens shocks and angers the community as a local football coach is charged with the crime.
10. HOW ONE MAN PLANS TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC
Victor Mooney, 48, of New York City, left the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa this week, intending to row roughly 3,000 miles to the British Virgin Islands.