The House of Representatives voted 338 to 88 yesterday to prohibit the National Security Agency from collecting the bulk phone records of Americans.
- "The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed near Philadelphia—killing at least seven and sending more than 200 to area hospitals—applied the emergency brakes just seconds before the train jumped the tracks while hurtling along at almost twice the speed limit, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said Wednesday."
- Five of the seven victims of that deadly Amtrak crash have now been publicly identified.
- The jury has begun its sentencing deliberations in the Boston marathon bombing trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
- After an attempted coup in Burundi, rival groups of soldiers are fighting for control of the capital.
- Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, who is expected to challenge Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primaries, will make an announcement on March 30 detailing his political plans.