NUMBER 5 - ST. PATRICK'S PARADE BOYCOTTS
More than a million people are expected to pack the street's of New York City for the city's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. But some big names are refusing to join in, because gay and lesbian groups aren't allowed to march openly. Beer-maker Guinness dropped its sponsorship and Heineken pulled its support. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio also won't be there. According to the New York Times, he is the first mayor to skip the parade in more than two decades.
NUMBER 4 - HONDA MINIVAN RECALL
Honda is recalling nearly 900,000 minivans for a defect that could increase fire risk. The recall includes some Honda Odysseys of model years 2005 through 2010. The automaker says it expects replacement parts won't be available until the summer. However, it can provide customers a temporary repair in the meantime. Honda said it knows of no fires or injuries from the issue and plans to notify customers in the coming weeks.
NUMBER 3 - NAVY SEALS LIBERATE HIJACKED TANKER
The Pentagon says a team of Navy Seals has liberated a civilian oil tanker that had been taken over by Libyan militants. Seals boarded and took control of the commercial tanker "Morning Glory" in the Mediterranean Sea. The Navy says three armed Libyans had held the ship and its cargo for several days. No one was hurt in the operation.
NUMBER 2 - CRIMEA VOTES TO REJOIN RUSSIA
According to the Crimean Election Commission, Crimeans overwhelmingly voted to rejoin Russia, by nearly 97 percent. More than one-million eligible voters went to the polls Sunday. That's an 83 percent turnout. The election commission plans to send deliver the results to parliament. Moscow strongly backs the referendum. Ukraine, the United States and the European Union consider it illegal and invalid.
NUMBER 1 - MALAYSIAN AIRLINER SEARCH NOW CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Malaysian officials say the search for the missing airliner has now turned into a criminal investigation. Police searched the homes of the pilot and co-pilot, looking for clues that might indicate what caused Flight 370 to disappear. Among the items they're examining - a flight simulator from the captain's home. Authorities say the pilots did not ask to work together. But, investigators are looking into the possibility that one or both of them may be responsible for the plane's disappearance.