10 Things to know for Thursday, April 17

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

1. CLASHES AT UKRAINIAN BASE KILL THREE PRO-MOSCOW MILITANTS
  As international talks get underway in Geneva, tensions in eastern Ukraine flare. UKRAINE

2. FEARS RISE OVER DEATH TOLL IN KOREAN SHIP SINKING
An anxious search, facing bad weather and sea conditions, has so far failed to locate nearly 300 passengers still missing in the accident that killed nine. SKOREA-SHIP SINKING

3. WHAT CHANGED AFTER BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING
Very little. Despite symbolic pledges of support from elected officials across the nation on this week’s anniversary, there is little evidence of any significant impact on anti-terror policy. BOSTON MARATHON-POLITICAL RESPONSE

4. WHO SHOULD REALLY GET BEHIND OBAMACARE
Political consultants urge Democrats to embrace the Affordable Care Act, especially after at least 7.5 million people enrolled despite its disastrous rollout. HEALTH CARE POLITICS

5. RELATIVE CALM BRINGS ISRAELI TOURISTS BACK TO PALESTINIAN TOWNS
Tour groups cross the political divide to visit such landmark Palestinian sites as a mausoleum dedicated to Yasser Arafat. ISRAEL-VISITING PALESTINE

6. HOW COLORADO’S OIL PRODUCTION IS REACHING 50-YEAR HIGHS
A photo essay by AP Photographer Brennan Linsley looks inside a walled-off fracking facility for answers. COLORADO FRACKING BOOM-PHOTO ESSAY

7. PISTORIUS PROSECUTOR CROSS-EXAMINES FORENSICS EXPERT
The court is hearing the last testimonies before the trial of the double-amputee Olympian is adjourned for two weeks. PISTORIUS-TRIAL

8. ONE MAN’S PRISON IS ANOTHER MAN’S RETIREMENT SANCTUARY
A long-term convict, 74 and struggling with life on the outside, succumbs to homesickness for prison_and robs a bank to get back in. PREFERRING PRISON

9. 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. CANADA-MALAYSIA PLANE SIMULATOR

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. MLS-ATLANTA


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