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10 things to know, Wednesday, March 13


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. Ethiopia to send plane’s black box abroad

The black box from the doomed Ethiopian Airlines jetliner will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen, an airline spokesman tells the AP.

2. Cardinal Pell sent to prison for molestation

The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse is sentenced to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s.

3. TV stars, coaches charged in college bribery scheme

Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin headline the list of some 50 people charged in a scheme to cheat the admissions process at eight sought-after schools.

4. California governor places moratorium on executions

The 737 inmates on the largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gavin Newsom.

5. EU plans for chaotic Brexit as UK readies for no-deal vote

EU officials criticize the U.K. Parliament for rejecting a Brexit deal for a second time as the bloc prepares for a chaotic, cliff-edge departure.

6. Manafort faces second sentencing

Trump's former campaign chairman faces up to 10 additional years in prison when he's sentenced in Washington in Mueller's Russia investigation.

7. Police often stall public release of videos

An AP investigation finds police departments routinely withhold video taken by officer-worn and dashboard-mounted cameras, although some departments fast-track the footage.

8. UN says earth is sickly with multiple and worsening ills

The global agency paints a dire picture of the environment with global warming, biodiversity loss, air and water pollution and more.

9. Russia mocks collusion probe ahead of Mueller’s report

The Kremlin's narrative is strikingly similar to Trump's description of the investigation as a “witch hunt” and blames Democrats for being sore losers.

10. 2 NFL stunners in same day

The Browns acquire star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the Giants and the Jets agree to sign top running back Le'Veon Bell, AP sources say.

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