NUMBER 5 - JUDGE JOE BROWN ARRESTED
Former TV Judge Joe Brown has landed on the other side of the law. He was arrested for contempt of court in Memphis Monday. While representing a client, the court's chief magistrate said brown got upset when told his case was not on the docket. Brown was sentenced to five days in jail. He was later released on his own recognizance. Brown's TV show was canceled last year. He is now running for district attorney in Shelby County, Tennessee.
NUMBER 4 - NSA PHONE DATA CHANGES
President Obama is calling for an overhaul of the controversial NSA program that collects bulk phone data. Currently the NSA collects massive amounts of data and stores it for five years. The soon-to-be unveiled proposal would keep the data in the hands of carriers. The NSA would then need a judge to authorize access to specific records. The changes require congressional approval.
NUMBER 3 - LAWMAKERS ADVANCE UKRAINIAN AID BILL
The U.S. Senate voted Monday to advance a Ukrainian aid package. In a 78-to-17 vote, senators agreed to begin debate this week on the legislation. The measure includes $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine and $150 million in direct aid. It also includes sanctions against Russian officials and former Ukrainian officials responsible for violence against protesters. However, getting full congressional approval for the legislation could be difficult.
NUMBER 2 - LANDSLIDE DEATH TOLL RISES
The search and rescue effort following a massive landslide in Washington state is carrying into a fourth day today. The number of dead is growing, as hope for finding any more survivors dwindles. The death toll from Saturday's disaster is now 14. Searchers are using rescue dogs, sonar equipment and aircraft. The number of people unaccounted for ballooned to 176, though some may be safe and just haven't contacted neighbors or police.
NUMBER 1 - FAMILIES MARCH TO MALAYSIAN EMBASSY
Police in Beijing prevented buses carrying friends and family members of the missing passengers from Flight 370 from leaving a hotel to go to the Malaysian Embassy. They wanted to go there to express their anger and frustration with Malaysian authorities. So the families headed to the embassy on foot. The search effort to find the remains of the missing plane in the Indian Ocean is on hold until at least Wednesday because of bad weather.
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