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10 for today: Wednesday, March 19

10 for today: Wednesday, March 19

SEARCH GOES ON: Tensions are growing as the search for a missing Malaysian jet continues. Photo: Associated Press

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

1. CRIMEAN FORCES STORM UKRAINIAN NAVY HEADQUARTERS

An AP photographer says he witnessed a group of the self-defense forces rush the headquarters in Sevastopol and raise the Russian flag on the building.

2. WHY BIDEN’S EASTERN EUROPE VISIT IS KEY

The vice president is poised to reassure Russia’s neighbors that what happened in Crimea won’t happen to them.

3. THAI RADAR MIGHT HAVE TRACKED MISSING PLANE

New data give Malaysian investigators more potential clues for how to retrace the course of the missing Malaysian airliner.

4. BUSINESSMAN WINS GOP NOMINATION FOR ILLINOIS GOVERNOR

Multimillionaire Bruce Rauner vowed in TV ads to run the Democratic stronghold like a business and curb the influence of government unions.

5. WHO WALL STREET IS KEEPING TABS ON

Investors will be watching closely for any hints of how new Fed chair Janet Yellen might differ from the path set by her predecessor, Ben Bernanke.

6. CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS HINT AT PARTIES’ GOALS

Republicans are trying to convert gains in statehouses to successes in this November’s congressional elections and the 2016 race for the White House, an AP review finds.

7. WHY SOME OF TOP CANCER CENTERS ARE OFF-LIMITS TO AMERICANS

An AP survey finds that many of the best hospitals in the U.S. are not accepting new insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act.

8. GROUP RETRACING TREK OF WANDERING OREGON WOLF

An expedition is gearing up to hike and bike along the 1,200-mile trail of the wolf that trekked across Oregon into Northern California, a rare crossing for the species.

9. ROLLING STONES CANCEL TOUR DATES OVER L’WREN SCOTT’S DEATH

Mick Jagger, the band’s frontman, says he is struggling to understand why his fashion-designer companion may have taken her own life.

10. FIRST FOUR GET MARCH MADNESS ROLLING

N.C. State and Albany, N.Y., post victories in play-in games to advance into the NCAA tournament.

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