10 Things To Know For Thursday, April 17


UPDATED: Thursday April 17, 2014 6:18 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, April 17:
    
1. ORDERS BY SHIP'S CREW DRAW SCRUTINY
    
As the doomed South Korean ferry listed severely, passengers say they were told to wait for rescuers, rather than try to escape.
    
2. WHAT'S IGNITING SUSPICIONS IN UKRAINE
    
The sophisticated firearms and battle-readiness of many pro-Russian insurgents suggest that they might be under direct Russian command.
    
3. MASSIVE SECURITY PLANNED FOR BOSTON MARATHON
    
Says the main race organizer: "I believe this will be the safest place on the planet on April 21."
    
4. FOR DEMOCRATS, A SHIFT IN STRATEGY
    
The political climate for "Obamacare" suddenly looks brighter, possibly giving Democrats a chance to fight back on the GOP's top issue this fall.
    
5. FIRETRUCKS COLLIDE IN LA SUBURB
    
Several people are injured in the crash involving two vehicles responding to a house fire, and one truck plows into a restaurant.
    
6. DIABETES-RELATED ILLS PLUMMETING IN US
    
The sharp drop in heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease is mainly attributed to better screening, medicines and care.
    
7. FLIGHT SIMULATOR BUSINESS FIRES HIGH-PROFILE INSTRUCTOR, CITING TARDINESS, DRESS
    
Mitchell Casado's relaxed style of jeans and plaid shirts attracted wide attention during his frequent appearances on CNN as part of its coverage of the search for missing Malaysia Flight 370.
    
8. WHO WON'T RULE OUT FOLLLOWING IN PARENTS' FOOTSTEPS
    
Chelsea Clinton, who has always denied any political ambitions, says she might indeed run for office someday.
    
9. JENNY MCCARTHY BREAKS NEWS ON 'THE VIEW'
    
The show's co-host reveals that she's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg. It'll be the second marriage for both.
    
10. WHERE MLS IS ADDING A FRANCHISE
    
Atlanta's retractable dome stadium, scheduled to open in 2017, will be home to the fast-growing soccer league's newest team.

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