Thu., March 20, 2014 12:43pm (EDT)

Top Stories: Search For Missing Jet Narrows; Westboro Baptist Founder Dies
By Mark Memmott
Updated: 4 months ago

Good afternoon.

Sorry for being late in our daily roundup. Here's what has been happening so far today:

-- Search For Missing Jet Focuses On Objects Seen Off Australia

-- Ukrainian Troops' Departure From Crimea Isn't A Simple Matter

-- U.S. Adds To Sanctions On Russian Officials

-- Westboro Baptist Church Founder Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

-- Reprimand, $20K Fine, No Jail Time For General's Misconduct

-- Jobless Claims Stay Toward Lower End Of Recent Range

-- Book News: Meg Wolitzer To Publish A YA Novel Inspired By Sylvia Plath

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