- Pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in three cities in eastern Ukraine yesterday. Protesters in the city of Donetsk have declared a "people's republic" and have reportedly called for a Crimea-style referendum.
- Jeb Bush, who recently said that some people come to the U.S. illegally as "an act of love," has said that he will decide whether he will run for president in 2016 by the end of the year.
- An Australian ship searching for MH370 has detected signals consistent with those that would come from the missing flight's so-called "black box" recorder.
- According to Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), members of Congress, who are on salaries of $174,000 a year, are underpaid.
- Rwandans are marking the 20th anniversary of the Hutu-led genocide. France's justice minister will not be attending ceremonies in Kigali as planned after Rwanda's president said that both France and Belgium played a role in the "political preparation for the genocide."
- Japan and Australia have reached agreements on a trade deal after seven years of negotiation. The deal will either eliminate or reduce tariffs on a range of goods including beef and cars.