The Flashpoint (March 17 Edition)

By Rejuvenate Staff, March 17, 2014

Authorities are still looking for answers surrounding the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysian jet last week. Twenty-six countries worldwide are now searching to locate the plane.

Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, and parades in New York and Boston have received criticism for prohibiting banners than include “LGBTQ.” As a show of support for the gay community, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is boycotting the city’s annual parade, and corporate sponsors like Sam Adams, Heineken and Guinness pulled sponsorship.

The SXSW car accident has claimed a third life. Sandy Le, a 26-year-old from Austin, Texas, died Monday morning. Seven victims are still in the hospital, including one in critical condition.

A proposed convention center hotel in Portland, Ore., is still being met with opposition. A new lawsuit has been filed that seeks to delay construction of the hotel until voters approve.

An earthquake hit Southern California Monday morning. The quake registered at 4.4 on the Richter scale. No damage or injuries have been reported.

A snowstorm in Washington, D.C. forced the U.S. federal government and local schools to shut down Monday.

Photo credit: Mark Lennihan/AP

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