National & World News
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. TURMOIL IN YEMEN ESCALATES
As Saudi Arabia and its allies bomb Shiite rebels allied with Iran, Egyptian officials promise that a ground assault will follow.
2. HOW AIRLINES ARE RESPONDING TO DELIBERATE CRASHING OF JET
Canada and Germany's biggest carriers, as well as two low-cost European airlines, announce new rules requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit.
3. NYC APARTMENT BUILDING COLLAPSES IN FIERY BLAST
The apparent gas explosion also launches rubble and shards of glass across streets in Manhattan's East Village while injuring at least a dozen people, including several critically.
4. BERGDAHL RECOUNTS YEARS AS TALIBAN CAPTIVE
The Army sergeant says he was tortured repeatedly and threatened with execution after trying to escape.
5. WHAT COULD BE KEY TO NUCLEAR DEAL
The U.S. is discussing allowing Iran to run hundreds of centrifuges at a fortified, underground site in exchange for other restrictions on its nuclear-related work, the AP learns.
6. BUDGET, MEDICARE BILLS ADVANCE
The legislative action gives credence to Republican claims that their new, two-house majority will be able to govern without the chaos that has often plagued Congress.
7. WHERE GOVERNMENT PANEL SAYS AMERICA NEEDS TO LOOK FOR OIL
The U.S. should begin a push to exploit the enormous oil reserves in the Arctic waters off Alaska, an Energy Department advisory board urges.
8. RICHARD III BURIED WITH DIGNITY, 530 YEARS AFTER HIS VIOLENT DEATH
The human remains - confirmed by scientific sleuthing as those of the long-lost king - were found under a parking lot in Leicester in 2012.
9. WHICH TV SHOW IS SAYING TA-TA
The producers of "Downton Abbey" say the upcoming sixth season of the popular drama will be its last.
10. MARCH MADNESS RESUMES
After a three-day breather, the tournament swings back into action with Sweet 16 matchups.