Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/10fec7540e3d44a9aa045b2dad813b97″>TRUMP BACKS OFF PUSH FOR RAISING ASSAULT RIFLE PURCHASE AGE</a>
The administration did pledge to help states pay for firearms training for teachers and reiterate its call to improve the background check and mental health systems.
2. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/8702d1cc5b29430485b1752192ed6bd9″>HELICOPTER IN NEW YORK CITY CRASH HAD SPOTTY RECORD</a>
The Eurocopter AS350 that plunged into the East River killing five is owned by Liberty Helicopters, which was involved in a fatal crash over the Hudson River in 2009.
3. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/20a94877f3474a6eb9fa1b790e88cf49″>DOZENS KILLED IN NEPAL PLANE CRASH</a>
The passenger plane, a twin-propeller Bombardier Dash 8 flying from Bangladesh, swerved repeatedly before it crashed near the runway, killing at least 38 people.
4. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/cda5777929874223a2b927338dd5d73d”>DESPITE RHETORIC, LITTLE CHANGE ON US-MEXICO BORDER</a>
The daily commute from Mexico to California for thousands of low-paid farm workers hasn’t changed since Trump became president.
5. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/8e170540ecf140919205a8258ee16472″>NORTH KOREA STILL MUM ON TRUMP SUMMIT</a>
Pyongyang has been surprisingly quiet on the slew of momentous, and possibly even historic, events that have come in quick succession over the past few months.
6. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/751bba0b6bc74838ba5adcaf5cfc18c6″>WHAT HAS SHATTERED HOPES FOR CHINA’S LIBERALIZATION</a>
Once thought to be the next great reformer, Xi Jinping is now poised to rule indefinitely after Beijing’s rubber-stamp legislature voted to eliminate presidential term limits.
7. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/21888f055f4a4f59acb38cd77a3c5149″>WHO CAN RELATE TO WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PARKLAND</a>
Participants of the 1968 L.A. school walkouts that sparked Mexican-American youth activism say they see similarities with Florida student activists seeking to change gun laws.
8. BARBERSHOP STUDY TRIMMED BLACK MEN’S HAIR — AND BLOOD PRESSURE
Black men reduced hypertension through a novel project that shows the power of familiar faces and trusted places to improve health.
9. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/8e51ac614c244fcab0703aa45756d0e6″>’HE’S BEEN SUPER DEHYDRATED'</a>
That’s what Faith Hill says about her husband, country music star Tim McGraw, who collapsed on stage during a performance in Ireland but is expected to recover.
10. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/6ff002b7fff44c7abaf8f0cd6f5274f2″>FOR COLLEGE BASKETBALL, A REPRIEVE</a>
March Madness will provide a three-week break from the troubling headlines that have consumed the sport this season.