1. NIGERIA GIRLS
Families torn apart: A father recalls with anguish the night his two daughters were snatched from their beds at an all-girls school in rural Nigeria. Boko Haram militants bombed the school compound and loaded the girls into waiting trucks. The militant leader says he’ll sell the more than 200 girls into slavery. The Nigerian government says they’re searching for them, but the father says he’s seen no sign of the military. Recovery of the girls seems a distance hope right now.
2. STOWAWAY VIDEO
Let’s look at the tape: Remember our teen stowaway from last month. Yahya Abdi hopped a flight from California to Hawaii inside the wheel well of a Boeing 767. We had an earlier video of him at San Jose International airport. Nowwe have new video showing the stunned 15-year-old stumble onto the tarmac in Maui. He told investigators he was trying to get to Somalia to see his mother and had no clue which plane went where. Police say he’s lucky to have survived the flight.
3. VA HOSPITALS
Won’t resign: Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he still has work to do at the VA and isn’t going anywhere in the midst of accusations of deadly delays in providing health care at some of its hospitals. Aninvestigation has been launched and the White House continues to back its man. “The President remains confident in Secretary Shinseki’s ability to lead the department,” press secretary Jay Carney said. Two veterans groups have called for Shinseki to step down.
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