Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP DEPLOYING TERROR CELLS IN EUROPE
The group has sent at least 400 attackers to the continent with orders to find the right time, place and method to carry out their missions, officials tell the AP.
2. HOW BRUSSELS SUICIDE BOMBER SLIPPED THROUGH AUTHORITIES’ GRASP
One of the attackers, named months ago by Turkey as a foreign terrorist fighter, was apparently allowed to go free after Belgian authorities failed to establish any ties to extremism.
3. SPRING BLIZZARD FRUSTRATES TRAVELERS
Snow blown by gusts up to 50 mph closes the Denver airport and shuts down hundreds of miles of highway in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.
4. WHERE GOP NOMINEE COULD BE CROWNED
The June 7 primary in California — which awards 172 delegates, the most of any state — could prove decisive in the Republican presidential race.
5. SYRIAN TROOPS POISED TO RETAKE HISTORIC TOWN
Government forces seize high ground around Palmyra, home to impressive Roman-era ruins that have been under assault by the Islamic State group.
6. FORMER POLITICIAN’S ALLEGED VICTIM COULD GO PUBLIC
A man who says he was sexually abused by Dennis Hastert is leaning toward testifying at the ex-House speaker’s sentencing, prosecutors say.
7. WHAT’S ON HORIZON IN FIELD OF ENCRYPTION
It’s almost certain that tech companies will keep increasing the security of their products — perhaps making it impossible for them to answer government demands for customer data.
8. US SCHOOLS ACCUSED OF OVERREACH
Colleges trying to crack down on campus sexual assault are finding themselves slammed with lawsuits from men who say they were unfairly expelled or otherwise punished.
9. IF IT GOES VROOM, IT’S AT AUTO SHOW
Everything from hot-selling SUVs to cool new small cars, to electric vehicles and hybrids will be on display at the New York event.
10. JOE GARAGIOLA DIES AT 90
The former big league catcher thrived post-retirement as a glib baseball broadcaster and fixture on the “Today” show.
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