The hunt for a Malaysian jetliner could run a quarter of a billion dollars. Rough seas hamper rescue efforts for a sunken South Korean ferry. And Kansas City police nab a suspect in the highway shooter case.
It's Friday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day.
1. MISSING PLANE
Adding up: The underwater drone looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 dipped into the ocean today for a fifth time in its hunt for the missing plane. So far, nothing of consequence has been found. While Bluefin-21 has just barely gotten started scanning the deep seas, the costs are adding up. Australia's top transport official says a prolonged undersea search could cost nearly a quarter of a billion U.S. dollars if private companies are used.
2. SOUTH KOREA FERRY
Little progress: The death toll from a sunken ferry boat off the coast of South Korea rose to 28 today. And even though rescue workers have managed to breach the hull, hopes of finding the roughly 270 people still missing dimmed further when the entire boat became submerged. Hopes for survival center largely on passengers finding air pockets to breathe in. Air is being pumped into the hull.
3. KANSAS CITY HIGHWAY SHOOTER
Suspect in custody: Police have made an arrest in those highway shootings around the Kansas City area, up to 20 of them over the past couple of months. The suspect hasn't been named yet, but a news conference is scheduled for this morning. Residents are breathing a bit easier now and not taking the long way around to avoid areas where the shootings had been reported.
4. UKRAINE CRISIS
What's next?: Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the West may have agreed to steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine - but today will be the first test of whether those words will translate into action. All eyes will be on Ukraine to see whether pro-Russian protesters will give up the buildings they seized in recent days. The key to this may be whether Russia uses its influence to make it happen.
5. NOBEL LAUREATE DEATH
Honored author: Gabriel García Marquez is considered one of the most influential Spanish-language authors of all time. The Nobel Prize-winning writer penned "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera." In Latin America, he was simply known as "Gabo." Family and government officials confirmed his death yesterday. The Colombia native was 87.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
–A fowl friendship: Have you hugged your Chicken today?
- Tumblin': It's a raccoon doing somersaults. Enough said.
- Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?: A teensy bear pays an unexpected visit to an auto repair shop. Let's hope momma doesn't show up too.
- Snow fun: This Miami rescue dog loves the Minnesota snow.
- An ode to food: Stand back! Zarra Brown sings for her supper, or at least to it.
There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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