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  • Social-Painting

    In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, Meg Shollenberger, of Philadelphia, paints during a Paint Nite event at the Field House sports bar in Philadelphia. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston and New York are offering a creative way to socialize and bring out your inner artist: Paint Nite. A ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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  • Washington-Mudslide-23

    A flag, put up by volunteers helping search the area, stands in the ruins of a home left at the end of a deadly mudslide from the now-barren hillside seen about a mile behind, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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  • Australia-Malaysia-Plane-27

    In this March 23, 2014 photo provided by the Australian Department of Defence (ADF), an inflatable boat is launched from HMAS Success during the search in the southern Indian Ocean for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The desperate, multinational hunt for Flight 370 resumed again Wednesday, March 26, across a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean after fierce winds and high waves that had forced a daylong halt eased considerably. (AP Photo/ADF, James Whittle) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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

1. HUNT FOR MALAYSIAN JET RESUMES IN CALMER SEAS

The hunt for Flight 370 resumes across a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean after fierce winds and high waves forced a daylong halt.

2. MORE BODIES RECOVERED FROM WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE

Rescuers searching for survivors after a massive landslide recover two more bodies for a total of 16 and believe they have located another eight.

3. PANEL CONSIDERED PHONE COMPANY OPTION

AP’s Eileen Sullivan reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago secretly considered — but rejected — alternate ways for the NSA to collect and store Americans’ phone records.

4. HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT EXTENDED AFTER GLITCHES

The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.

5. WHAT OBAMA’S CONCEDING ABOUT UKRAINE FOR FIRST TIME

The president acknowledges that Russia is unlikely to surrender control of Crimea — while insisting that the international community will never recognize the takeover.

6. WHO’S BEING BENCHED ON OBAMA TRIP

The Secret Service sends three agents home from the Netherlands just before the president’s arrival after one agent was found intoxicated in an Amsterdam hotel.

7. WHO IS GOING HI-TECH IN TACKLING DROUGHT

NASA is taking snow surveys off the ground, saying it can measure snowpack and water content from planes flying over California’s and Colorado’s mountains.

8. BARS, STUDIOS OFFER NOVEL APPROACH FOR “ARTISTS”

“Social painting” enables people to imbibe and relax while rediscovering their creative side.

9. WHO IS BECOMING MORE PET FRIENDLY

A growing number of cities are allowing pets to join families wanting to take refuge in domestic violence shelters.

10. NEW KING OF THE BASEBALL HILL

The Dodgers are ending the Yankees’ 15-year streak as baseball’s biggest spenders with a projected payroll this season of $235 million, an AP study shows.

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