At least two people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a a gas leak in Harlem caused an explosion that destroyed two buildings.
- President Barack Obama reportedly will announce tomorrow that the federal government is expanding the number of salaried employees who qualify for overtime.
- Ukraine's interim prime minister is visiting Washington, D.C., today as Crimea prepares for a secret referendum this weekend that will give voters a choice between joining Russia and breaking off as an independent state. Remaining part of Ukraine is not one of the choices.
- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will not try to run for a third term by challenging the applicability of the state's term limits. Brewer could have argued that she has not actually served two terms, because she took over as governor in 2009, when Janet Napolitano joined the Obama administration.
- George Zimmerman' parents are suing Roseanne Barr for tweeting their home address, prompting them to go into hiding.
- Glenn Ford, who spent 30 years behind bars and on death row in Louisiana for a murder he did not commit, is now a free man.
Adult performers are outraged at the proposed licensing requirements, and have vowed to fight the bill.
Are Democrats about to nominate a socialist for president?
"Nick Sutton has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver," read a clemency petition filed by corrections staff, the families of several victims, and five of the jurors who sentenced him to death.
Instead of $12.5 billion in new agriculture purchases exports to China this year, the USDA expects less than $4 billion.