1. SEVERE WEATHER
Deadly storms: Some 75 million Americans are under threat of severe weather today. People from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast are advised to keep their eyes to the sky and their ears to the radio. That’s a third of the country. The greatest risk will again be in the Deep South, with Mississippi and Alabama in the bull’s-eye for the worst of the storms. This powerful spring storm system has already claimed 29 lives in six states
2. MISSING PLANE
Intense but fruitless: They searched for seven weeks, scouring the south Indian Ocean from the air for any signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Nothing. So today, theycalled off the air search. Ships will stay to gather any debris that might surface. But, like officials said yesterday, their best hope now lies in searching deep below the waters.
3. FERRY DISASTER
Shouldering blame: The web of blame in the South Korean ferry sinking is getting wider, and now the country’s president is accepting some of the heat. Today, she apologized for the government’s initial response. The number of dead now stands at 205. Another 97 are still missing. “All we are asking for is, ‘Bring the dead bodies out,’ ” a father wailed.
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