1. MISSING PLANE
The search continues: It’s been more than four days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over Southeast Asia. And Malaysian officials not only don’t know what happened to the plane, they aren’t even clear where to look. The lack of direction prompted Vietnam to say Wednesday that it’s pulling back from the search efforts until Malaysia comes up with better information.
2. JOSH HARDY CASE
New meds, sick boy: After days of pleading with drug company executives, Josh Hardy’s parents got what they’d been praying for: a chance to get medicine that could help their son survive. The Chimerix pharmaceutical company said yesterday that the ailing 7-year-old will receive the medicine when a new clinic trail starts today. Left with a weak immune system because of cancer treatments, Josh is in heart and kidney failure. Doctors hope the medicine will stabilize his condition.
3. UKRAINE CRISIS
A one-way street?: Things are moving quickly in Crimea. The new pro-Russian government on the peninsula in Ukraine’s southeast said yesterday that if the voters opt to join Russia during this weekend’s referendum, the first step will be to declare Crimea an independent and sovereign state. Then it will apply to join the Russian Federation. Its representatives have already approached Moscow with their idea, and Russian leaders have greeted them with open arms. Here are the choices for the voters: Remain an autonomous state within Ukraine, or join the Russian Federation.
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