10 things to know this week

Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:
AP Wire
Mar 29, 2014
1. WASHINGTON STATE COMMUNITY ANGUISHES OVER MUDSLIDE
 
Rescue workers spent the week digging through an immense pile of mud and debris in a fruitless search for survivors of the March 22 mudslide in the North Cascades community of Oso, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. So far, 17 bodies have been recovered, with 90 people confirmed missing and feared dead.
 
2. MYSTERY OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 STRETCHES PAST THREE WEEKS
 
Malaysian officials said Monday the plane with 239 people aboard went down in the southern Indian Ocean with no survivors, but they still do not know why it was off-course. Officials defined a new search area Friday, shifting it closer to the western coast of Australia. Planes spotted objects floating there, but it was not clear if they were from the jet, missing since March 8.
 
3. WEST BACKS UKRAINE WITH BAILOUT OF UP TO $18 BILLION
 
The loan pledge by the International Monetary Fund came Tuesday, the same day that the U.N. condemned the referendum that drove Crimea into Russian hands and the U.S. Congress backed even harsher sanctions against Moscow. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, one of Ukraine's most divisive figures, said she would run for president.
 
4. FEDERAL AGENCY SAYS NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL PLAYERS CAN UNIONIZE
 
The decision by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions and have dramatic repercussions at universities. Northwestern said it would appeal the decision to labor authorities in Washington.
 
5. AIR FORCE FIRES 9 IN NUCLEAR MISSILE CHEATING SCANDAL
 
In addition to dismissing the nine midlevel commanders Thursday, the service said it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a missile base. The disciplinary moves, described as unprecedented in the history of the U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile force, came in response to an exam-cheating scandal.
 
6. OBAMA SAYS MORE THAN 6 MILLION SIGNED UP FOR HEALTH CARE
 
After a stumbling start, the health care program reached the milestone Thursday, four days before open enrollment season ends. The figure fulfills a revised goal set by the Congressional Budget Office. The administration has yet to say how many consumers actually closed the deal by paying their first month's premium.
 
7. EGYPT'S ARMY CHIEF SAYS HE WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT
 
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who announced his decision Wednesday, is widely expected to win the election in the nation beset by political turmoil and violence, a dilapidated economy and concerns over building a democracy. He has been Egypt's most powerful figure since removing President Mohammed Morsi and leading a crackdown on the once- dominant Muslim Brotherhood that has since been declared a terrorist group.
 
8. TURKEY SHUTS DOWN ACCESS TO YOUTUBE, CITING NATIONAL SECURITY
 
The move Thursday came after the leak of an audio recording of a government security meeting in which senior officials appeared to be discussing possible military intervention in Syria. Last week, Turkey suspended access to Twitter, which has been a conduit for links to recordings that suggested government corruption.
 
9. JEREMIAH DENTON, FORMER VIETNAM POW AND ALABAMA SENATOR, DIES AT 89
 
Denton, who died Friday, survived 7½ years in a North Vietnamese camp and alerted the U.S. military to conditions there when he blinked the word "torture" in Morse code in a TV interview. The one-term Republican, a strong advocate of conservative causes, lost a re-election bid in 1986 by a fraction of a percentage point.
 
10. GWYNETH PALTROW AND CHRIS MARTIN MAKE A 'CONSCIOUS UNCOUPLING'
 
The breakup of the actress and the Coldplay frontman was announced Tuesday on Paltrow's website. There was mockery of her use of the New Agey phrase "conscious uncoupling" in announcing the split. They married in 2003 and have two children.

Comments

jhowar16

11. Taco Bell started serving breakfast and at the crack of dawn!

I have personally tried the Waffle Taco, one with sausage and one with bacon and while the bacon seemed a bit skimpy, neither of the tacos were terrible, and no I did not have Diarrhea before noon. But I feel $1.99 is a bit up in price for one, as they were smaller than they look.

I also tried their hashbrowns, then compared them with McDs hashbrowns and I must say I was impressed, it was a close second to McDs, and was $1 also, so if the line at McDs is ever too long, and not moving, (which is almost always) at least Taco Bell hashbrowns are something to get.

You may also find shorter lines at Taco Bell, at least while this breakfast thing is still new for them, I still have yet to try the other breakfast items.

Barry Soetoro

I only eat Taco Bell when I'm really drunk and I'm very rarely really drunk during breakfast hours.

That being said there is no way I would eat this and go to work. My mysophobia would require me to be at home near my own toilet. Breakfast at Taco Bell sounds like the perfect way to shart your day so to speak.

jhowar16

Ha, I see what you did there.

But I understand the needing to be near your toilet with any fast food and I personally feel this way about most every time I eat fast food and I was waiting for the whales to start their ritual mating calls, but thankfully that moment never came, or at least not right after the food was ingested.

It would also seem like a hassle to get this and have to drive anywhere because it comes with a little syrup packet but that in itself makes the food messy.

Vladtheimp

#10. An Open Letter to Gwyneth Paltrow http://nypost.com/2014/03/27/a-w...

Sandypants

GP = Hollywood Nincompoop Extraordinaire.

echo5oscar

#9 I salute Rear Admiral Denton, a real American hero. Surviving 7 1/2 years of torture by the North Vietnamese. He passed away 1 day before Vietnam Veterans day. To all Vietnam Vets, Welcome Home!

bigdeal

The Republican Michigan Senate passed a controversial bill package that gives oil and gas companies new powers to construct pipelines on private property over the objections of Michigan landowners ($1000/day fine for objecting), while giving new tax breaks to industry. HB 4885 (Nesbitt), HB 5254 (Outman), HB 5255 (Stallworth), and HB 5274 (Pettalia) are designed to encourage so-called enhanced oil recovery operations, which entail pumping carbon dioxide (CO2) into closed oil wells to extract previously unattainable oil. Under the proposed legislation, oil and gas companies would get a 40% break on the oil severance tax while taxes on drilling for gas would be reduced by 20%.
Yeah, Republicans have done what for the white man lately Vlad? Unless corporations are white men, nothing!! I mean besides taking away my rights? Feel free to explain this madness in terms us liberals can understand.

bigdeal

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